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Weekend tech reading: Who owns your data when you die?

Weekend tech reading: Who owns your data when you die?

After we die, our bodies are reduced to dust or ash, through burial or cremation. The fate of the digital corpuses we leave behind is rather more complicated. Before the advent of internet-hosted storage and services, your digital remains would have been accessible...

Apple retains Siri voice data for up to two years

Apple retains Siri voice data for up to two years

Apple recently revealed the fact that they keep all Siri inquiries stored on their servers for up to two years. That’s right, every question, comment or message spoken to the personal assistant gets anonymized and archived to improve the service,…
IBM to build the biggest data drive ever

IBM to build the biggest data drive ever

IBM is in the process of building the largest data repository ever constructed, with a combined storage capacity of 120 petabytes. The facility is being developed at the company’s Almaden, California research center.