Asiana Air Crash Survivor’s Data Survives

By | September 17th, 2013
Benjamin Levy with his Backblaze restore

When Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco Airport on July 6th, we all watched in horror at the wreckage on the TV screens and could barely imagine anyone could have walked away. Amazingly, as details began to emerge, it sounded as though there may be many who made it. One of the first….

Backblaze Release 2.3.0:Performance Tuned for the Modern PC/Mac

By | July 11th, 2013

Release Date: 7/11/13 Version: 2.3 Auto-Update: No A core tenet of the Backblaze philosophy is that backups have to work seamlessly in the background. As such, we’ve always focused on performance: providing unlimited bandwidth, automatic bandwidth management, and writing the applications natively on Windows and Mac in high-performance “C” code. In this latest release, we….

Is the NSA Using Backblaze Storage Pods for PRISM Surveillance Data? Here’s What we Know…

By | June 9th, 2013

The leaked presentation about PRISM detailed the ability for the NSA to collect emails, photos, videos, and more from nine companies including: Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Apple. There has been a tremendous amount of debate about whether PRISM allows “direct” access to these companies’ servers, somewhat limited access through some type of intermediate portal, or….

Backblaze Did NOT Provide Any Data to NSA PRISM

By | June 9th, 2013

Similar to the statements by Google, Facebook, Apple, and others, I will say that prior to Thursday’s news articles, none of us at Backblaze had heard of the NSA’s PRISM. Backblaze is not even included on the list of “Current Providers” in the leaked slide presentation. However, since some of our customers have written in….