It’s not just Apple…

Dave Winer is taking on Apple’s hard disk policy. The fact that they keep the hard drives is upsetting him.

“It’s amazing to me that the tech blogosphere doesn’t treat Apple’s policy re broken hard disks as the huge gaping security hole that it is.” from It’s a security issue, folks (Scripting News)

I’d not thought about it before but this is industry standard practice. Most hardware manufacturers exchange hard drives for corporate clients every day. There is Peta-bytes of data walking out of offices around the world every day.