Your data is safer than you think

In a story at once grotesque and astonishing, it turns out that one of the hard drives on the Columbia shuttle which blew up with the loss of the whole crew in 2003 has been treated by a data recovery firm who got 90% of the data off it—after it had been blown up and then dropped two miles. Don’t miss the picture. (via)

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2 Responses to Your data is safer than you think

  1. dave heasman says:

    That’s a specialised meaning of “safe” isn’t it? If the government can read 90% of the data on your disc?

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