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Zazi Indicted on WMD Charges: Here's the report:
  Najibullah Zazi, the Denver man believed to be the central figure in a terror plot against the New York City transit system, has officially been indicted on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States, CBS 2 has learned.
  Zazi was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday in Denver on a count of lying to terrorism investigators. The new charge of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction was filed in New York City, and authorities plan to transfer him to the federal court in Brooklyn to face the new charges.
  Some people had wondered why Zazi had initially been charged just with lying to investigators, and not terrorism offenses: My assumption was that the government needed time to complete a forensic examination of the groups' computers to see what they could find.

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Zazi Detention Memo: The Justice Department filed a memo today making the case for detaining terrorist suspect Najibullah Zazi. It's a pretty riveting read. Of particular interest to me was the important role of computer forensics. By analyzing Zazi's computer, the government was able to reconstruct Zazi's web browsing history and show the details of the alleged plot to gather the chemicals for the bomb. I'm not at all surprised by the role of the computer search, but it's a high-profile example of how computer forensics is becoming an increasingly important part of major criminal cases.

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