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December 30, 2017  11:20 PM

Library of Congress Twitter Collection to Stop

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

Ever decided you were going to save all your data until you found out how much space it was going to take up, and then change your mind? The Library of Congress is in that position, which is why it recently announced it is no longer going to save every Tweet. The Library had started

November 29, 2017  12:28 AM

Cryptocurrency Storage is the Latest Bitcoin Wrinkle

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage

Now that bitcoin and its friends have practically reached the shoeshine boy level of hysteria, people are becoming more interested in how you keep track of the things. So the topic of...


September 26, 2017  1:57 PM

Time to Get Baked: Baked Tapes, That is

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage, Tape

Okay, now it’s time to get baked. Baked tapes, that is. What did you think we were talking about? The concept of baking tapes has been known for some time – there’s even a 1993 patent on it – but the subject came...


August 31, 2017  10:55 PM

How to Destroy a Hard Drive? Ask Terry Pratchett

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Hard disk, hard drive, Storage

If you really want to make sure that nobody’s going to be able to read your data, the late author Terry Pratchett just showed you how it’s done: Per his instructions, his executor just ran over his hard disk drives with a steamroller. “Pratchett’s


August 29, 2017  12:41 PM

Nerd Out on Backblaze Hard Drive Statistics

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backblaze, hard drive, Storage

Periodically, I like to pass on what Backblaze is reporting about the hard drives that make up its cloud backup service. This is for two reasons. First, Backblaze uses a truly massive number of hard drives, and so they come up with a lot of statistically significant results. Second, the company is...


July 13, 2017  9:06 PM

Beware! USB Web Key In the Mail

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Security, Storage, USB

You’ve heard about phishing. Now we’ve got one with actual bait: a mailed USB card called a web key. As one techie describes it, “Here is the prototype for the next big wave of security breaches.” According to TJ Gamble, founder and CEO of ecommerce company jamerson.com, Blue...


June 28, 2017  6:40 AM

Micron Shuts Down Lexar

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Memory, Micron, Storage

New Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra, cofounder of SanDisk, who took over just in April, is apparently wasting no time:...


June 13, 2017  2:29 PM

Amazon Unlimited Storage Goes Away

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Amazon, cloud, Storage

Sorry, kids. Amazon has decided to eliminate its unlimited storage plan. Announced in March, 2015, the plan gave subscribers unlimited storage...


April 26, 2017  11:16 PM

Can Google Books Turn Into Spotify for Books?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Books, copyright, Google, Storage

Isn’t it cool how you can search for a genre of music, run across a new-to-you recording artist, decide you like them, then be able to listen to a whole lot of their work? And then if you like them, you can buy their CDs or higher-quality recordings and keep them forever? Wouldn’t it be cool...


April 21, 2017  10:36 PM

New York to Destroy IDNYC Data

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

We’ve written before about government agencies concerned that President Donald Trump’s administration could end up destroying data that those agencies find useful but which the...


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