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December, 2016

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December 31, 2016  11:46 PM

Amazon Echo Warrant Seeks Recordings

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, legal, voice

Prosecutors investigating a murder have submitted a warrant to Amazon, trying to get data that the suspect’s Amazon Echo smart home assistant might have recorded at the time. If you don’t have an Echo (

December 30, 2016  10:19 AM

‘Rogue One’ Data Storage — a Cautionary Tale

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Encryption, Storage, User interface design

The problem with being a storage nerd is it makes it pretty difficult to enjoy the movies. In this day and age, too many movie plots hinge on computers and data, and moviemakers typically aren’t geeks, so it’s way too easy to lose your suspension of disbelief based on bonehead errors. Take...


December 22, 2016  2:07 PM

Scientists Copy Data to Save It From Trump

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, Storage

Co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation John Gilmore was known for his saying, “The Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” With Donald Trump’s election as President, the Internet is getting a little help. Concerned that a Trump administration might delete...


December 11, 2016  11:05 PM

Amazon Snowmobile Issues Need Solving

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Amazon, Glacier, Storage

Amazon has upped the ante on that old question of the bandwidth of a station wagon full of backup tapes hurtling down the highway: For one thing, instead of a...


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