I still use skype. i don't make any illegal calls. Skype is a great service and I would recommend anybody to use it. The law enforcement can do the same thing for any other cell phone.
If you want to take more precautions, why not simply use paypal/billmelater/clickbank type of thing to pay more securely over internet?OTHER UPDATES
I was trying to archive all my data onto blurays, then I stumbled upon a roadblock.
My bluray drive failed when I kept it running turned on over an overnighter.
I found out that it was due to the fact that I was using a
Belkin Conserve Socket with Energy Saving Outlet (http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Conserve-S ... ower+saver
What happened was, the power went out for the whole thing due to the issue that my laptop is the master of the whole surge protector.
My laptop being 100% charged on eco power saving, turned off because the master outlet no longer took in electricity, so all the other outlets switched off in suit, meaning....
My bluray burner turned off, leading to a disk write failure that I did not fully understand.
The data was saved as an "image" labeled as "image ready to burn on disk on the bd disk folder menu". I thought that the stuff had burned on, negligently. The data happened to be on my win7 main hard drive instead, yet I thought it was burned, already. I deleted it, including from recycle bin.
It was like maybe 3 days that this went on and I did not take sufficient action quick enough.TO SOLVE:
I have tried using this really nice software called eSupport UndeletePlus.
It is so far the absolute best rated software I have ever used for this type of thing.
There was also this:
Emergency Data Recovery Services - WeRecoverData.com http://www.werecoverdata.com/emergency-data-recovery/
and several others.UNDERSTANDING eSupport:
1. eSupport took a bit to understand how to use, however it's actually really working and pulling things that were deleted out of the recycle bin.
2. At first, I was skeptical on how to use this software due to it not being easy to understand. There was a grammar issue in the button "Recover File". There was no real instructionals for quick start beginners, so I had to do trial and error figuring out the basics on how to use. It looks easy to use, very basic. I saw there were so many files, yet no select all button, so I manually clicked all the checkboxes then realized it's monotonous. Does this really work?
3. I originally paid $49.90 for this over paypal, 2 years support. They never gave me support, so I asked them for a refund over ticket, though someone responded over phone in support. Response did not come fast. So I requested paypal for the refund.
4. If you compare this to WeRecoverData.com, you will find that that this is far better of a product than paying $3000, especially for a task you probably don't require for a basic personal pc for consumers not businesses or govt (rich people)
It was working and really recovering my lost data. I had to right click the screen on there and it gave me an option "select all". I wrote the data onto an external drive.Continuing:
5. I purchased some external hard drives due to the significant nature at this point in my life for this type of thing. I need to buy more anyway. I bought on amazon: ~$190 seagate 4TB and ~$75 iomega ssd 64GB non-hybrid
On Amazon, the 720GB SSD hybrid cache with hard disk I saw, was made for internal drives not external as of now.
6. Next time, I would think to use windows backup: control panel >> backup and restore >> set up backup.
7. Beyond windows backup, there are all sorts of other backups. (thinking off top of head)
Major Causes of Data Loss/Failure: Self-ignorance and negligence, hackers, natural phenomenas such as disasters/government censorship/third party obnoxious people /book burners
Magnetic/Electronic/Computer is currently the major one followed by human minds and paper:
Disk imaging, zip files, encryption, passwording, multiple disks, cloud servers, personal self run cloud servers, iso images, saving onto external drives, multiple burns/writes, printed on paper with my own homemade ink and printer (compression printing and using ScanSnap), floppy disks?(still uses magnetic), google drive, compression, smarter algorithms, hiding the data onto other computers and OS'es, putting the data into online wikispaces (export), memorizing data into your own brain or putting it into others', putting into your animals in form of dna in microchip, organizing the data to be at maximum efficiency, blurays, dvds, cds, usb zip/thumb drive, wooden linear sheets microprinted, linear vs. rotational cd/paper readers, 3d printers printing counterpart on 3d shape for greater surface area, store data into air molecules (greater expiry date than bd).
Then communications sector: fios/fiber optics via photon sending, electrical signals
Comparison of modes of data saving differ in how well they rate against each other performance wise.
8. More advanced data saving and recovery methods are always lurking around and can always be continually improved upon limitlessly.
There is issue if the earth's magnetic field collapsed all of a sudden, all the hard disk data would immediately be wiped off.
Microsoft has this smart algorithm that helped save me as well always indexing and placing data on sections of the hard drive to do so.
9. Futuristic Creative Way of Backups:
dna, terabyte discs, ultra micro ink printers, saving into atoms or vibrating water molecules as imprints (hidden) that expires in a set period of time (I just invented it myself, and it could probably be more useful due to the fact that you always use the computer anyway, so it does not matter, it turns back the time on the expiry date every time you restart the computer again.
1. I also ordered windows 8.
2. I was originally expecting to upgrade my hdd drive to ssd, however, i found out that for this very issue, hdd and esp my type of hdd with protection, can be a very great thing to have and keep, albeit at the cost of having far extremely slower data transfer rates. It would cost me more to get it fixed than not, then change my mind over it. I would like to tell toshiba about this.
SSD is said to be much more superior in many aspects, however, it is more than likely more prone to severe data loss in one go and more difficulty recovering lost data. More research is needed to think this through.
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