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November 29, 2016  12:29 AM

What Will be the Trump Effect on Data Storage?

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

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States could have some really interesting implications for data storage, data sovereignty, and encryption. If by “interesting” you mean Really Scary and Bad. The Internet Association, a group of about 40 Internet vendors including...

November 24, 2016  12:58 AM

Bumps in the Road to Self-Driving Car Storage

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage

Everybody’s all excited about self-driving cars, but not too many people are talking about self-driving cars’ data. What sort of data will be collected, how much will be stored on the car, where it will be sent from the car, and what sort of security that data will have from hackers, law...


October 25, 2016  10:39 PM

DNA Data Storage Hopeful

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
research, Storage

Scientists and researchers love finding new and interesting ways to store data, especially as the traditional spinning disk and even flash drive technologies are starting to run into the laws of physics. The newest one? DNA data storage. Actually, the


October 15, 2016  12:23 AM

Strange USB Sticks Zap PCs

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Security, Storage, Thumb drive

We’ve written before about USB sticks that could set computers on fire. Now it’s not just a rumor – it’s something you can order now for less than 50 Euros. And it...


September 29, 2016  12:39 PM

Archivists Dealing With Born-Digital Data

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, history, museum, Storage

When former Texas Governor Rick Perry left office in 2014, the records he left to the State Library and Archives Commission included more than 7 terabytes of data, writes Isabelle Taft in the Texas Tribune. But there weren't any digital archives to put it. “While the governor’s...


September 25, 2016  2:02 PM

6 Dell-EMC Shoes Yet to Drop

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Dell, EMC, Storage

EMC is dead. Long live Dell Technologies. With Dell’s acquisition of EMC finalized earlier this month, it may seem like the end to a very


September 19, 2016  11:18 PM

What About Drone Storage?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
drone, Storage

People don’t talk about it much yet, but the data that the increasing number of drones are collecting has the potential to cause a lot of problems. “In 2013, 


August 25, 2016  11:25 PM

Apollo Software Renews Interest in Rope Memory

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, history, Storage

The recent publication of the original Apollo 11 lunar module code in GitHub is bringing new interest to a really arcane form of storage: Rope memory. Let’s get the Moore’s Law, kids-these-days aspect of this over with right away: The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) had just “36,864...


July 20, 2016  12:57 PM

Microsoft Wins One for the Data Privacy Team

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, Microsoft, privacy, Storage

Is data owned by a company based in one country, but stored in another country, subject to seizure by warrant by the government of the first country? U.S....

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July 17, 2016  10:09 AM

Sports Authority Sells User Data

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

If you’ve ever been a customer of Sports Authority, you may now suddenly be a customer of Dick’s Sporting Goods. And you probably never felt a thing. Sports Authority, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March, recently


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