Are Apple & Amazon Violating Your Privacy & Does CCPA Work? (Restore it All Podcast #121)

We discuss a few privacy-related stories that hit the wires this week about Apple and Amazon. Apple seems like they’re trying to do the right thing, but are they going about it the right way? And are your iCloud backups are as secure as you think they are? What about Amazon? Did they get permission to track you the way they do? Finally, we explore Prasanna’s journey through CCPA, as he uses it to try to get one company to tell him where they got his private info.

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

We found a company that verifies backups as a service! (Restore it All Podcast #120)

We all know how important it is to verify your backups. But many companies simply lack the technical ability or time to do such a thing. Chris Marshall’s company, VerifiedBackups.com to the rescue. They have a service that is aimed at companies with under 100 GB of SQL data. and will do an end-to-end verification of your SQL backups, guaranteeing that they are recoverable and safely stored offsite. I’m a fan of “as a service” anything, but this really takes the cake. Such an important thing to do, and he makes it happen.

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.