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AP: Megaupload data will soon be deleted

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Jan 2012 21:22 User comments (10)

AP: Megaupload data will soon be deleted According to the AP, all of the data ever stored on Megaupload could be deleted as soon as Thursday.
The mass-erase will not discriminate with the files, either, legal or illegal.

Megaupload has used the companies Carpathia Hosting Inc. and Cogent Communications Group Inc to store user data, but because the service's assets are frozen, they can no longer afford to pay the hosting companies.

The file sharing company's lawyer Ira Rothken says he is doing his best to keep the data from being wiped: "We're cautiously optimistic at this point that because the United States, as well as Megaupload, should have a common desire to protect consumers, that this type of agreement will get done."

Rothken added that around 50 million Megaupload users will have their data erased, and that the company wants its data to remain untouched also so it can defend itself in the upcoming legal case.

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10 user comments

130.1.2012 23:37

Remove the evidence and remove the case. How can they proceed with the trial if smoking gun has been removed?

231.1.2012 0:09

Wow... smoke the servers & then send them off to solitary. Without even looking on the servers to see what's there or allowing the defense to use them to prove their own case. If that's not railroading I don't know what is.

That really is like collecting the smoking gun, melting it down before trial & then telling the judge, "Yeah, he did it, but we don't have any physical evidence. Just trust us..."

Profanity, don't fail me now!!!


331.1.2012 4:11

They might print out some of the sharing files data from the database then delete it who knows

431.1.2012 4:21

Originally posted by xboxnewbie1:
OMG! I think this is the worst that could have happened. I think this is totally unfair to people like me. Come on, i didn't infringe any copyright. All i kept were my OWN music files! I think this is really bullshit. You guys are absolutely right, this is the best way to destroy evidence

I use dropbox for storing files, since I don't share them. Maybe consider that service.

531.1.2012 10:19

Originally posted by GryphB:
Originally posted by xboxnewbie1:
OMG! I think this is the worst that could have happened. I think this is totally unfair to people like me. Come on, i didn't infringe any copyright. All i kept were my OWN music files! I think this is really bullshit. You guys are absolutely right, this is the best way to destroy evidence

I use dropbox for storing files, since I don't share them. Maybe consider that service.

That's a great idea, but kinda too late since he's already lost his files to the DoJ. "IF" he gets his files back, sure, great incentive to go with your solution; but it's kind of like I've complained in the past... I don't trust the 'cloud' at all for any kind of long term storage & this is but one more reason for having physical, tangible storage solutions that 'I' can lay my hands on.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 Jan 2012 @ 10:21

631.1.2012 12:44

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Originally posted by GryphB:
Originally posted by xboxnewbie1:
OMG! I think this is the worst that could have happened. I think this is totally unfair to people like me. Come on, i didn't infringe any copyright. All i kept were my OWN music files! I think this is really bullshit. You guys are absolutely right, this is the best way to destroy evidence

I use dropbox for storing files, since I don't share them. Maybe consider that service.

That's a great idea, but kinda too late since he's already lost his files to the DoJ. "IF" he gets his files back, sure, great incentive to go with your solution; but it's kind of like I've complained in the past... I don't trust the 'cloud' at all for any kind of long term storage & this is but one more reason for having physical, tangible storage solutions that 'I' can lay my hands on.
I'm right with you on this idea. I like tangible things. I back up my important files(read tax returns and other irreplaceable data) to a blu-ray and store it in safety deposit box. Music wise back up on a blu-ray in the house.

I think we, as a computing society are too reliant on conviecne and cloud offers this. Then again we like to take our files with us for the longest time. I remeber the Bronulli box 10mb(not a typo). The thing was a HUGE cassette, and my dad and his partner stored importnant accounting records on there.

731.1.2012 12:45

UPDATE: Users on MU will have a 2 week grace period to get their stuff off their accounts and delete them manually should they choose. FBI has finished gathering all the data they need to pursue their charges.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story...a-deletion.html

Other new sites have been reporting the same, I just don't feel like linking them all, for more info go to google.xx/news

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 Jan 2012 @ 12:46

831.1.2012 12:59

Originally posted by Mysttic:
UPDATE: Users on MU will have a 2 week grace period to get their stuff off their accounts and delete them manually should they choose. FBI has finished gathering all the data they need to pursue their charges.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story...a-deletion.html

Other new sites have been reporting the same, I just don't feel like linking them all, for more info go to google.xx/news
Well, there you go folks... Grab your nuts & run! If I were a betting man (& I'm not, because the whole damned thing is always slanted toward the 'house') I'd get my stuff off the servers supposedly "NOT" slated at the moment for DoJ scrutiny.

I just have a feeling...

91.2.2012 10:03

R.I.P. precious data.

103.2.2012 19:15
WierdName
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Originally posted by molsen:
Originally posted by LordRuss:
Originally posted by GryphB:
Originally posted by xboxnewbie1:
OMG! I think this is the worst that could have happened. I think this is totally unfair to people like me. Come on, i didn't infringe any copyright. All i kept were my OWN music files! I think this is really bullshit. You guys are absolutely right, this is the best way to destroy evidence

I use dropbox for storing files, since I don't share them. Maybe consider that service.

That's a great idea, but kinda too late since he's already lost his files to the DoJ. "IF" he gets his files back, sure, great incentive to go with your solution; but it's kind of like I've complained in the past... I don't trust the 'cloud' at all for any kind of long term storage & this is but one more reason for having physical, tangible storage solutions that 'I' can lay my hands on.
I'm right with you on this idea. I like tangible things. I back up my important files(read tax returns and other irreplaceable data) to a blu-ray and store it in safety deposit box. Music wise back up on a blu-ray in the house.

I think we, as a computing society are too reliant on conviecne and cloud offers this. Then again we like to take our files with us for the longest time. I remeber the Bronulli box 10mb(not a typo). The thing was a HUGE cassette, and my dad and his partner stored importnant accounting records on there.
The other option is do what I did and drag out the ~15 year old desktop and install a Linux server kernel with Samba, media center server (still working on that), and other misc. stuff. Provides for a lot faster upload/download and allows access for any MC/DLNA devices from the local network. Then if you really want global access you could apply strict security settings and open it to the internet or the better option of having the local server mirror new files to an online host (Drop Box, a private server [Host Ultra?], etc.).

Doesnt expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected and therefore mean youre expecting the expected which was the unexpected until you expected it?
"Opinions are immunities to being told were wrong." - Relient K

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