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December 31, 2018  11:03 AM

Storage Year in Review 2018

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

It’s kind of hard to write a year in review about something that’s become a commodity. “Hard disk drives, whether spinning disks or solid state, keep getting

December 11, 2018  9:46 AM

End of an Era: BackBlaze Switches Out Its 3 TB Hard Disk Drives

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backblaze, Backup, Storage

It’s always interesting to read about how the BackBlaze backup service is doing with its hard disk drives. Like companies such as Facebook and Google, it uses so many hard disk drives that it ends up stripping off extraneous parts and building its own structures with them. But because the company...


October 26, 2018  9:03 AM

Who Owns Your Car’s Data? Hint: It Isn’t You

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

We’ve talked before about data storage on cars – why it’s important to delete it and


September 24, 2018  8:29 AM

Get Ready for the Microsoft Windows 10 Storage Fail

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Microsoft, Storage, Windows 10

Oh, this should be fun. Microsoft is warning users that the next Windows 10 update might kill their systems. Pass the popcorn. This all came out in a warning issued earlier this month from Microsoft. “On Microsoft Windows 10 systems that have limited storage space (such as thin clients or...


June 20, 2018  7:36 AM

Glass Storage Comes to Life Again

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage

Every couple of years, it seems like everyone has to lose their minds over glass storage. In 2012, Hitachi demonstrated using glass for storage, saying it could end up being a product by 2015. Or, at least,...


May 31, 2018  10:59 PM

Okay, Working at Upguard Must be the Best Job Ever

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

Configuration is hard. At least, that’s the conclusion to draw from a recent storage security issue where the Los Angeles County hotline number, 211, was storing many of the records regarding its hotline calls in the cloud....


May 26, 2018  9:50 PM

It Slices! It Dices! It Julienne-Fries Your Hard Disk Drive!

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage

There is such a thing as a device specifically intended to destroy a hard disk drive. TIL. In fact, there’s actually a number of such devices. This isn’t just degaussers and so on that are intended to wipe the data from the hard disk drive itself through magnetism (or de-magnetism, as the...


March 11, 2018  5:19 PM

Fresno State Hard Drive Theft Raises Questions

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

Another day, another missing unencrypted portable hard disk drive. In this particular case, it was from the athletic department at California State University, Fresno (which...


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...


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