Know what pisses me off about all this NSA/PRISM crap?
I've been paying for Carbonite to back up all my important data because Randi Rhodes, Steph Miller and Thom Hartmann said to.
Not to mention Carbonite flushed Rush!
Come to find out that my Government has been doing it for free all along.
Man do I feel taken advantage of.
Maybe they have copies of files I've lost over the years? Who can I call? Wait, what am I talking about?
What does it mean? I used to have a friend name Bernada, whom we called Bea.
part of my handle is my name and part of it is a Star Trek character...I've actually used this handle since my first time at a college computer lab in 1995 and the computer prompted me for a username
Who was in attendance at her birth. I just wondered if maybe your name was the masculine version.
That's a joke, not a put down.
Maybe they have a record of the call you needed to make but lost the number. Now THAT would be government service.
to serve Carbonite with a warrant to deliver a copy of all of your data, and you would not be notified or given any opportunity to contest that.
Each person will have to decide if they can live with that. There are certainly other solutions for a secure backup that would be much more difficult for the government to get to. But ultimately, if they are coming for you, they will get you.
Let's say you do independent work for a small business or two.
If for any reason they get investigate, you're probably going to get a warrant.
And the city says I'd like to see the project plan for that building before I approve the permit.
And they say. We have a consultant do the formal project plans.
Heck I sure don't trust the gubbernment,
Mother please! I'd rather do it myself.
computer crash. Unless you were trying to go for comedy.
Both Google and Amazon run Clouds. Carbonite is small and our small business started using it. But, why can't Carbonite be accessed if everything else is?
Particularly getting hacked is a worry for small businesses who can't afford storage operations on their own. It made more sense to use a "Cloud." But, given the new revelations is our business information safe? From both the Govt. and Hackers?
Personally for my home back up...I'd never use "Cloud."
One warrant gets records from millions of people. What could be better?
Considering the cost of todays USB drives. Considering the cost of bulk DVDs.
With the backup facilities built into Win 7 and above. Not to mention a number of inexpensive or FREE backup utilites.
It makes little sense to pay for a backup service.
Here's a nice Linux based standalone bare bones backup utility that I've found to work well.
It looks like they have renamed it to d_back. I have always known it as BackupForAll.
The key thing is to use multiple USB drives, because they can fail. And make sure to rotate the drives offsite so you have some protection against fire, etc.
On edit, please disregard the above. I don't know what is going on with that site. the backupforall domain forwards to this d_back thing, but that looks like an entirely different program.
On second edit, I see what is happening. The one you want is
http://www.backup4all.com/ (the number 4)
The bastards at d_back are just trying to intercept customers with that bogus domain name.
d_back looks lame. Backup4All is a great program with a lite version that is only $20
for me its the manufactured poutrage...a core group repeating the tid bits of already proven lies over and over. But what pisses me off even more, are the sychophants salivating and stroking the deliberately misleading and false info....But that's just me.