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April 30, 2015  3:43 PM

Politicians: Before You Scrub Your Twitter History, Read This

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
social media, Storage

The Internet is forever, they say. While this isn’t entirely true – Google “link rot” sometime – there seems to be no end of Internet youthful indiscretions that come to...

April 14, 2015  5:28 PM

Incredibly Geeky Storage Case Could Decide the Future of Patent Law

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
legal, Storage

Okay, granted, “It has come to the attention of Carnegie Mellon University (“CMU”) that in recent months there has been an upsurge of interest on the part of industry in correlation-sensitive adaptive sequence detectors for signal-dependent noise and their application in data storage and...


February 28, 2015  2:25 PM

Yes, People Still Use Zip Drives

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
IOMEGA, Storage, Zip

Believe it or not, some organizations are still using Zip drives. In case you don’t remember, or are too young to remember, Zip drives were developed by Iomega in 1994. They were a similar size to floppy disks – thicker – but held considerably more data; they started at 100 MB and...


February 24, 2015  12:40 AM

Google’s Dropcam acquisition is creeping people out

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
privacy, Security, Storage, Surveillance

If you’re worried about people spying on you, you might want to think about the sorts of surveillance you’re conducting on yourself. In 2009, a company called Dropcam...


February 16, 2015  10:36 PM

Body Camera Storage Could Cost Police Millions

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
privacy, Security, Storage

A flurry of incidents involving police and suspects, and even innocent bystanders, is causing many police departments to implement body cameras to help collect records of the incidents – or, hopefully, forestall them. But police departments that have implemented the body cameras are finding out...


January 27, 2015  4:54 PM

Will the Box IPO Be Able to Keep It Up?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Box, cloud, Storage

If you’d invested $1,000 in Box’s IPO last Friday, you’d have $1554.29 now. At least, as I write this. Who knows. It may have gone up another 50 percent by now. After what seems like years (and it may be almost exactly a year, given that the

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January 25, 2015  4:22 PM

BackBlaze Releases Drive Reliability Data, and Seagate Has a Sad

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backup, HGST, Seagate, Storage, western digital

“If you are looking for good drive at a good value, it’s hard to beat the current crop of 4 TB drives from HGST and Seagate.” On the other hand, if you’ve got a 1.5 TB or 3.0 TB Seagate Barracuda, you might want to stop reading this, go back it up, and replace it. That’s the conclusion...


December 23, 2014  10:07 PM

8 Geeky Questions About Jeb Bush’s Email Dump

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Email, Storage

Political wonks got something to salivate over earlier this month when former Florida governor and presumed Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush announced that in the spring he intended to

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November 24, 2014  6:44 PM

Were the Missing IRS Email Messages Found? Not Quite

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backup, Email, Storage

You may recall that in June, the Interwebs were burning up with the story about former director of exempt organizations for the...

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November 18, 2014  2:11 PM

Here’s the One Thing to Look At to See If Your Hard Drive Will Fail

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backup, Storage

Anyone who's had a hard drive fail just as they were about to do a backup on it, honest! will understand how much we'd all like to know when our hard disks are about to fail. Some time ago (between 1995 and 2004, depending on how you count), a standard was developed...


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