Mark Tomlinson

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

You have no privacy, now move along

You have no privacy, now move along: "People shouldn't be worried about the most recent data disclosers, but the ones yet to come. It doesn't take a genius to realise that the best way to find 'lost' data is to start buying up expensive laptops that appear at shady pawnshops; preferably ones that look like they've had 'Property of US Government' stickers recently peeled off of them. The local branch of organised crime is likely already developing their own methods of data mining that involve buying stolen computers in bulk, stripping out the hard drives, and scanning them for data. It's the new-wave electronic 'chop shop' except that today's civil-minded criminals can simply scan and copy the hard drives onto their Interweb-ordered multi-TB servers before shipping off the gear to a third-world country as a 'tax donation.'"