Two innovative ways to protect your data

It’s a slow news day and I am down to looking for really bizarre ideas for protecting data from trusted insider threats.

No. 1 – Get a lot of data in one place but make it totally unsearchable.

This is what happened to Usenet – Google’s Abandoned Library of 700 Million Titles. Google bought Deja.com and put Usenet online – reincarnated as Google Groups.  If you have been wondering how come your can’t find old stuff you once saw on Usenet you are not alone…

Imagine a world where Google sucks.

Usenet, a vast internet- and dial-up-based message board system erected in 1980. Though moribund today, for decades Usenet was the paper of record for the online world, and its hundreds of millions of “newsgroup” postings chronicle everything from the birth of the web to the rise of Microsoft, as well as more trivial matters.

No. 2 – Give employees something really totally innocuous to do instead of posting company memos on private blogs

You can play Sierra Online adventure games with your browser instead of surfing to Russian porn sites. Now – there’s a great idea for fun at work.

Welcome to Sarien.net, the portal for reliving classic Sierra On-Line adventure games. With its focus on instant fun and a unique multiplayer experience, Sarien.net hopes to win new gamers’ hearts and promote the adventure game genre.

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