Archive for July, 2012

From The Web To Jail: 6 Computer Crimes You Can Get Arrested For!

July 11th, 2012, posted in Internet, News

handcuffs on laptop

Governments across the world have tried to tame the Internet as a tempest of new technology threatens everything from strict government censorship and control over the media to entrenched media conglomerates and old concepts of acceptable speech. Like King Canute commanding the tide to turn back and not disturb him, governments have put up laws against everything from forwarding emails and commenting online in an attempt to stop the inevitable.

Many of us take for granted the freedoms we have online, but there are some people that could only dream they had the freedoms we have. Still, even those of us living in more developed countries are restricted online.

Can A Failed SSD Data Be Recovered?

July 11th, 2012, posted in Hardware

intel failed ssd

When they originally began to hit the market, Solid State Drives were hailed for both speed and reliability. Many users assumed that because an SSD has no mechanical parts it is at less risk to fail. It’s simple logic that is correct more often than wrong – if there are fewer parts to break overall reliability will be better.

In this case, however, that logic is not always correct. An in-depth article at Tom’s Hardware suggests that solid state drives and mechanical drives are equally reliable for at least their first few years of use and another study by a French retailer suggests that the two are equally reliable.
Whatever the statistics, it’s clear that solid state drives can and do fail. So how do they fail and what can you do to recover data afterwards?