Man Sues Microsoft for Failing to Keep His Porn Stash Secure

A Connecticut man who was jailed on illegal gun possession is now suing Microsoft, HP, and Circuit City claiming all three companies failed to keep his computer safe from the Feds, who uncovered his porn collection after seizing and cracking into his password-protected PC. Michael Alan Crooker is seeking $200,000 in compensatory and punitive damages, saying MS' Internet Explorer failed to delete his browsing history, which was easily traced back to various porn sites. He's also suing HP and Circuit City for selling him an "insecure" PC. Chances are he won't see a dime from either company, but let that be a lesson to anyone who thinks tossing a file into the Recycle Bin means it's gone forever.

Microsoft Should Have Protected My Porn Stash [Inquirer]