DriveSavers Data Recovery Blog

New Safe Harbor Agreement Needed

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

U.S. businesses that handle personal and company data from overseas may face higher costs and stricter regulations due to a new European legal ruling that finds American law is too weak to protect online privacy. Last month, the European Court of Justice (similar to the U.S. Supreme Court) struck down the existing Safe Harbor agreement, […]

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Digital Forensics: Vulnerabilities Beyond The Computer

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Companies concerned about computer security breaches and data loss have another big concern. What if it’s not a computer but something else attached to your network that’s being exploited? As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow, so does the connectivity of many different devices that may not be properly protected from hackers. Corporate […]

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The Discovery Channel Visits DriveSavers

Friday, October 16th, 2015

On Friday, June 19th, Lucas Cochran, technology correspondent from DAILY PLANET on the Discovery Channel Canada, came to visit DriveSavers. DriveSavers Director of Engineering, Mike Cobb, walked Lucas through recovering the data from his own Samsung phone. Just a few days prior, Lucas had dropped his phone in a pool where it had sat for a […]

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Music Recovery—The Power of Music to Heal

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

It is said that time heals all wounds, but what about music? For 19-year-old James Gordon, music might just save his life. “Music can change the world because it can change people.” Bono James, a Massachusetts high school senior and drummer, turned to music in high school after struggling for years with a learning disability […]

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Memory Card: Lost and Found

Thursday, October 08th, 2015

It took a great data recovery outcome and some minor league sleuthing to re-unite Lisa Jones, owner of Tailored Gypsy, with her missing data. Lakeside Discovery “We were early for Movies in the Park at Stafford Lake,” explained Lindsey V. Ragghianti, a member of the DriveSavers sales team. “My son, Lucas, was running around with […]

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Do Cloud Backup Services Hold Water?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

What, exactly, is the cloud? Is it some magical method of storing your computer’s ones and zeros within a wireless frequency, floating around in the air like an actual cloud? No—far from it! What the Cloud Actually Is It’s not magic and it doesn’t float in the air. When you choose a cloud backup solution, […]

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Intel and Micron Debut Blazing Fast Memory Chips

Wednesday, August 05th, 2015

A new memory chip, capable of working 1,000 times faster than current NAND flash chips, is due for release next year from a joint partnership between Intel and Micron. While the two tech firms didn’t give out too many details regarding the new 3D XPoint technology, they said in a news release that their discovery […]

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More Wearables Mean More Security Concerns

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

If you don’t have a computer on your wrist yet, get ready because your time is coming. And, you’d better be careful. The worldwide forecast for wearable technology sales is up 173 percent this year, according to a new report from International Data Corp. (IDC). IDC predicts 72.1 million units will ship this year, thanks […]

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Protect Your Android Phone from App Attacks

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

If you use an Android phone, please take this advice­—now. For your protection, never buy apps from any discount sellers and always use a malware or security scanner to weed out problems with software before an infection can occur, according to a new report from G Data Security Labs. For recommended malware scanning software, check […]

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Samsung Offers 2TB SSD for Consumers

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Samsung has doubled the size of its biggest consumer SSDs and is now selling a 2TB solid-state drive for your desktop computer, rivaling the capacity of more traditional spinning hard disk drives. The new 850 Evo ($799.99) comes with a five-year warranty and the 850 Pro SSD ($999.99) has a 10-year warranty. Both were introduced […]

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