On 31/01/2012, Michael Biel wrote:
> This story shows the unexpected fallout to potentially 50 million
> innocent people because of the Megauploads case. Note that it is two
> data storage companies, Carpathia Hosting Inc. and Cogent
> Communications Group Inc., that will be the ones discarding the
> personal and company files of private users because they have not
> gotten payments from Megauploads due to frozen bank accounts.
> "Feds: Megaupload user data could be gone Thursday 50 million users
> may lose data, including family photos, says Megaupload lawyer
> 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."
> While it might not be archives which have been using questionable
> companies like Megauploads, it shows that some legit data hosting
> companies might be quick on the trigger to delete files if a payment
> goes astray.
It was always foolish to trust the only copy of a file to a server that
you don't control.
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