[LINK] Megaupload data may go bye-bye
tomk at unwired.com.au
Tue Jan 31 09:25:52 EST 2012
> -----Original Message-----
> From: link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au
> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Rick Welykochy
> Sent: Tuesday, 31 January 2012 8:26 AM
> To: Jan Whitaker
> Cc: link at mailman.anu.edu.au
> Subject: Re: [LINK] Megaupload data may go bye-bye
> Jan Whitaker wrote:
> > 9.html
> > Megaupload User Data May Be Gone By Thursday, Feds Say
> > By JOSHUA FREED 01/29/12 10:07 PM ET
> > -- Federal prosecutors say data from users of Megaupload could be
> > deleted as soon as Thursday.
> This sounds ridiculous. The data on the servers is the
> primary evidence against the defendant. What purpose could
> deleting this evidence possibly serve?
> > The company says its millions of users stored their own data,
> > including family photos and personal documents. They
> haven't been able
> > to see their data since the government raids earlier this
> month, but
> > there has been hope would be able to get it back.
> Now this is doubly ridiculous. Anyone who uses a free 3rd
> party service as the ONLY storage point for their data needs
> to get their head examined. Why would someone even think of
> doing that? It's not like local storage is expensive.
> The purpose of Megaupload and similar services is to share
> files with others, since emailing 100 MB documents is simply
> not practical or efficient. If the sharer does not keep a
> local copy, their licence to operate a general purpose
> computer should be rescinded "toute suite".
Unfortunately Rick, 47% of the worlds population don't have a bank
75% of the world don't actually own a computer.
They do have el-cheapo smart phones with limited storage options.
For these people, the "free" cloud service is the only choice for
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