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National Archives: What, Me Worry? by Jason Perlow Answered

" While many of you this weekend were firing up your barbecues, cooking grilled meats and drinking chilled beers, you might have missed a small announcement that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) made last Thursday having to do with a eensy, weensy, rather trivial data loss --- it managed to misplace a TWO TERABYTE EXTERNAL STORAGE SYSTEM containing confidential information from the White House during the Clinton administration. "

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

Yeah it's a bit more than leaving a laptop on the tube or losing a CD in the postal system. L

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

You'd think they'd take more care of something like this, wouldn't you?

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Unlike pieces of paper with rubber-stamps on them, a digital storage unit doesn't show what's in it. It doesn't even have to be located close to source. Who knows, but they certainly should have taken more care.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

Have they checked down the back of the sofa? That's where my pendrive was.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I have to wonder, my wife has lost her entire O2 tank already in the living room *sigh*

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Ah, that's easy - just follow the tube.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

even that got buried in stuff LOL

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fwjs28
fwjs28

11 years ago

hrmmmm...sadly this happens more than you think...it's just a matter of how much information trickles down to usefull stage....sad though....great old america...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

11 years ago

It is hard to say whether this is incompetence, stupidity, or just plain insider corruption....it boggles the mind.