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Brit broke anti-terror law by refusing to cough up passwords to cops

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Re: Defeating Draconian laws

"After all, "normal" people don't fill their hard disks with random data, do they?"

Speak for yourself. So what if I choose to not delete but _wipe_ stuff I no longer need, and that includes periodic "wipe free space" passes? So what if I happen to believe multiple passes of random data are preferable to a uniform same-byte overwrite because it may make reading residual traces of overwritten data harder to read (regardless of whether that's actually true or not)? Is that illegal? Can you say for sure that's not ALL I'm doing there?

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