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January, 2014

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January 31, 2014  11:17 PM

Box Said to Have Filed for Its IPO. When Will Dropbox Follow?



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
box, dropbox

It's shaping up to be an interesting couple of months in the cloud storage space. After multiple claims last year that Box was going to go public this year, and that perhaps Dropbox would as well, several sources are reporting that Box has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) using a...

January 29, 2014  6:37 PM

BackBlaze Turns Storage Hardware Testing On Its Head



Posted by: Sharon Fisher

You might expect that a company that uses 27,134 of a thing might be a pretty fair judge of what makes those things good or bad. That’s what makes a recent series of blog posts by BackBlaze so interesting. Basically, adding to its


January 27, 2014  5:39 PM

Judge Upholds Right to Border Electronics Searches



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
aclu, eff, encryption, federal government, government, homeland security, privacy

In the tv show the West Wing, there's an episode in the first season called "Take Out the Trash Day," where Josh explains to Donna that in White House parlance, "take out the trash day" refers to the practice of releasing potentially embarrassing news stories at a time when people aren't...


January 24, 2014  6:35 PM

Why the ‘Confide’ App Should Scare the Crap Out of You



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
e-discovery, ediscovery, government

Earlier this month, a couple of guys released a free app for the iPhone that they billed as "Snapchat for business." The app, Confide, is intended to send messages secretly, doesn't allow people to read...


January 1, 2014  1:01 AM

Thieves Use Thumb Drives to Rob ATMs



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
malware, memory stick, thumb drives

Okay, here's a new way to use memory sticks to spread malware -- though to be fair, at least this method doesn't rely on people being stupid enough to pick up...

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