News of the World shredded hard-drives, laptops

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8 Responses to “News of the World shredded hard-drives, laptops”

  1. OldBrownSquirrel says:

    In fairness, if I ran a newspaper, even one not guilty of any wrongdoing, I’d want a secure method for disposing of old hard drives so as not to compromise sources.  I’m not convinced this is a smoking gun.

  2. Mordicai says:

    Oh, I thought those were the laptops seized in the OWS raid.

  3. Paul Renault says:

    I wonder is some CSI-style sleuthing would figure out how long the material’s been cut up based on the oxidation on newly exposed metal…

  4. Lobster says:

    OOPS!  All the evidence got shredded ooooooooops!

  5. Jim Saul says:

    Though it might never come out, I’d bet that those computers had, in turn, been secretly archived/keylogged/tracked etc.  

    If they’re tracking so many others, why wouldn’t they be tapping their own employees in the depths of their presumptuousness and paranoia?

    And what IT department has ever been without undocumented copies of everything, backups of backups compulsively burned onto unlabeled disks tossed in the bottom of drawers by techies who don’t trust any system to be bulletproof enough to risk data loss?

  6. Marktech says:

    Well, well.  I may die of not surprised.

  7. travtastic says:

    Why would you shred the whole fucking laptop?

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