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All Data Wiped from MegaUpload Servers

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  • Cloud Storage
  • megaupload
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June 19, 2013 4:19:59 PM

Meh. Not my data.
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June 19, 2013 4:33:31 PM

Petabytes of voices cried in terror and then silenced.
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June 19, 2013 4:54:26 PM

Intra-company plausible deniability here. At the involvement of lawyers, only the companies stand to gain anything. The users of the service forever stuck with data loss.

How's the idea of cloud storage working out for you?
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June 19, 2013 4:55:15 PM

I sensed a disturbance in the force...
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June 19, 2013 4:56:11 PM

Call the NSA, they have all the Megaupload data backed-up.
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June 19, 2013 5:19:25 PM

This is just one reason i will never store my data in the cloud.
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June 19, 2013 5:25:36 PM

Realistically, the US justice department is to blame for this due to delaying the case for so long. They should be held responsible for this unlawful action and violation of the constitution.
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June 19, 2013 5:35:25 PM

none12345 said:
This is just one reason i will never store my data in the cloud.

Agreed.

The MegaUpload incident proves your cloud data is only as safe as the NSA/DoJ/etc. will let it be regardless of where in the world it is stored.
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June 19, 2013 5:37:35 PM

NSA needed more storage space
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June 19, 2013 5:40:29 PM

It sounds like Leaseweb sent an email to an dead email address, saying "We're gonna wipe those servers unless you say not to!" That way they can claim MU was warned.
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June 19, 2013 6:00:01 PM

All that porn...just wasted.

*signs*
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June 19, 2013 6:08:14 PM

They had no obligation to wait a year. At their cost. If you store Data in the cloud without a local copy you're an idiot. If you used mega upload your even dumber
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June 19, 2013 6:59:19 PM

If you store your data in the cloud, has to keep a local copy, and yet has to pay for it, means you are an idiot too. This just shows how stupid the whole idea of cloud computing is. I know the tech companies want new ways to make more money. But proposing a scheme in which a single point of failure can cause data loss for massive amount of users is stupid.
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June 19, 2013 7:14:17 PM

Sure there is quite a bit of copyrighted content that megaupload had. But there was plenty of data that wasn't copyrighted.

In my opinion, the government way overstepped their bounds when they took it offline. It seems like the big corporations are manipulating the government for their advantage which is a very bad thing.

I am not a pirate but as a paying consumer, I am totally sick off all this anti-piracy crap hurting legitimate users.
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June 19, 2013 7:38:12 PM

smeezekitty said:
In my opinion, the government way overstepped their bounds when they took it offline.

If/when dotcom's bank accounts get unfrozen, I'm hoping he'll go all-out against the US government for that. I wonder how many millions (billions?) he might get awarded for damages.

In principle, all MegaUpload paying customers should also be eligible for class-action status against the government too though I doubt there is any actual method of doing so across borders.

It would be nice to see the US government get slapped - preferably hard.
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June 19, 2013 8:04:48 PM

This is why clouds are shit. I prefer my porn to be on a warm HDD near me
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June 20, 2013 12:15:05 AM

I agree with spectrewind. This is why we can't have nice things. One disadvantage of Services these days, is that services depend on companies and companies seem to come and go very easily, no matter their size. The stock fails, they have a security incident, the boss is kinda sketchy... :p  and next thing you know, you're stuck without your service or even worse in this case. What they should have done is reactivate Megaupload in a "read-only" mode (only be able to get back your own data) for a couple of months, and notify all users to download their files. There should be legislation for cases like that. It's only a matter of time before it happens again.There should be processes for protecting customer data. It doesn't matter to them which of the two parties is right. In the end, they lost their data...
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June 20, 2013 12:42:26 AM

That is true. But the US gov. should never have messed with something that is completely located in a different country.
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June 20, 2013 5:23:35 AM

The cloud is one more backup like any other. None are 100% dependable so to be safe you should have data in more than once place.
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June 20, 2013 5:29:11 AM

Like somebody complaining they got evicted after not making a house payment for a year.
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June 20, 2013 5:50:34 AM

jack1982 said:
Like somebody complaining they got evicted after not making a house payment for a year.

How would you pay for your house or apartment when a foreign government somehow managed to get all your assets frozen while cutting off your revenue streams? It isn't like Megaupload was refusing to pay; they simply didn't have access to their own money anymore.

When a government takes control of your assets, it becomes the government's responsibility to maintain them so they can be returned in a reasonable state in the event that the accused is found not guilty.

The alternate version of that is to give the accused restricted/supervised access to his assets so he can tend them himself.

Dotcom got neither.
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June 20, 2013 6:04:00 AM

My petabytes of porn are gone. That's less fapping this week :'-(
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June 20, 2013 6:26:01 AM

It's not an issue with it being bad to store data in the cloud, it is the fact that some people used it as the primary and ONLY source of the data - if you used it as a backup for data that already exists on your desktop then its not such a big deal

Skydrive stores my files in the cloud, as a copy of files I have stored in a Skydrive folder on any machine I happen to have it installed on, so if the cloud fails or in this case, erased, I still hve the files

If you have stored anything in a cloud only format and no personal backup, either on a USB HDD or a local PC, I have no sympathy for you because you are terminally naive and/or stupid
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June 20, 2013 7:57:12 AM

Under the full cloud storage idea, your data is stored in multiple datacenters, and if any one happens to be in a nation with laws banning things like porn, you could end up on the defendant end of an international criminal case. Some European companies won't do business with a cloud storage provider unless assured none of their records are on US servers due to America's lack of privacy laws and lax protection from snooping by authorities without warrants.
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June 20, 2013 8:02:18 AM

I can actually see everyone's point of view here. Like many have said, this is why you do not trust your data to anyone.
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June 20, 2013 9:37:45 AM

Devoteicon said:
All that porn...just wasted.

*signs*


Signs what? What did you sign?
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June 20, 2013 9:39:56 AM

smeezekitty said:
That is true. But the US gov. should never have messed with something that is completely located in a different country.


LOL

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June 21, 2013 12:19:49 PM

Anyone who trusts the cloud to the point of not having a secondary and third-level backup deserves to have their data destroyed.
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