[ExI] question for it hipsters

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 14:08:09 UTC 2014

On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 10:41 PM, spike wrote:
> The metadata no longer exists?  Without it, how did some innocent persons
> who did nothing wrong know exactly which hard discs mysteriously crashed and
> then subsequently were accidentally crucified, drawn and quartered, ground
> to dust, burned and the smoldering ashes hurled into the sea?

Just to be extra clear,  :)
Companies install archive software to backup all emails, IMs, texts,
etc. sent and received, to a central backup system. Which, in turn, is
backed up to offline storage, probably every day. What is left on the
original pc hard disk is irrelevant. (It is insecure and could be
changed or deleted by anyone). Therefore, companies never, ever, lose
all records of their communications unless it is deliberate. And they
risk criminal charges if this happens.

Snapchat was not hacked. Users installed backup software created by
another company to keep copies of their photos on their servers. It
was the backup software company that was hacked. The whole point of
Snapchat is that no copies are kept of photos. If people want to keep
copies, then they shouldn't use Snapchat. Duh!


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