[LINK] Self-erasing flash drives destroy court evidence
steven.clark at internode.on.net
Thu Mar 3 10:34:58 AEDT 2011
On 03/03/11 09:45, Roger Clarke wrote:
> At 9:55 +1100 3/3/11, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> Self-erasing flash drives destroy court evidence
>> 'Golden age' of forensics coming to close
>> By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
>> Posted in ID, 1st March 2011
>> The Register
>> Data stored [in solid-state memory] is [able to be] permanently erased ...
> So, normal service is resumed.
> Recoverability of nominally deleted data was an incidental feature of
> magnetic recording media, different from rocks, vellum (remember the
> palimpsest!) and paper.
> The feature will fade away as magnetic media fades away.
> To co-opt one of the great advertising lines:
> 'What part of 'delete' don't you understand?'.
i predict that this will accelerate demands from certain interests for
'data retention' laws.
Steven R Clark
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