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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Backblaze Locates Stolen Computer And Inadvertently Finds $1 Million In Counterfeit Bills

Posted by Richard Chao in "Digital Home News" @ 11:37 PM

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011...ne-backup-bust/

"It isn't often that you hear about a stolen laptop being returned to its rightful owner - but still, that's not really news. Toss in a police raid in Argentina and the recovery of about a $1 million in counterfeit U.S. bills - now you have a story."

It seems most stories about online services these days are about how hackers have cracked into their servers and are publishing user information to the public. So, it's pretty heartening when a story like this comes to light.

An Argentinian user of Backblaze, an online backup service with ability to IP locate systems, had his laptop stolen. Once the thief turned the stolen laptop on, the owner was able to get a fix on his laptop's current location via the Backblaze service. The owner than gave the information to the authorities. When the authorities raided the house, they found the stolen laptop and approximately $1 million dollars in counterfeit bills.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Online Backup Service Mozy Discontinues Unlimited Backup Plans - My Plan Now Costs 1390% More Money

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 12:37 PM

Up until today, I've been an extremely enthusiastic supporter of Mozy for the past several years. For $93.56 USD, I was signed up for a two year plan that worked wonderfully. That works out to only $3.90 per month, which is affordable for anyone who has a computer and an Internet connection. Even if you were paying the $4.95 monthly fee, it was still cheap. I was such a fan of Mozy I was constantly evangelising their service to friends and family; I've seen the effects of data loss first hand and wouldn't wish that anger and frustration on anyone. For the price of a Starbucks coffee per month, Mozy would protect all of your digital information...until now. Read more...


Monday, May 10, 2010

The Backblaze Pod: 67 Terabytes of Storage for Under $8K

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 02:00 PM

http://blog.backblaze.com/2009/09/0...-cloud-storage/

I'm a Mozy customer myself [Affiliate, use coupon code MAY to save 10% off] - I have 443 GB worth of data backed up with them, and I'm paying $3.98 a month to do it - but I have to admire the geek chops the guys at Backblaze had to create the solution they needed to run their backup service. They looked at the pre-made solutions out there, but all of them were extremely expensive...so they decided to build their own. 45 hard drives, offering 67 terabytes of storage...that's just awesome!


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