Oh My Tech!: In digital world, forever is forever, unless it isnt

Oh My Tech!: In digital world, forever is forever, unless it isn’t

By Vince horiuchi The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Sep 13, 2012 07:28AM MDT
I read with great sadness about the unfortunate hacking of Mr. Mat Honan’s accounts. It also brought to mind a question. I have heard a couple of extreme things about online files. One is BACK UP! The other is that virtually nothing can be erased completely in the electronic world. Even if you erase your hard drive, things are still there somewhere that can be retrieved (perhaps only by a specialist). Of course, I suppose you could expose your disk to a strong magnetic field and/or take a sledge...
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