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Floppy disks still used to store data at some U.S. government agencies

By staff and wire services reports
December 10th, 2013

To most, the floppy disk symbol means save. But for some United States government agencies, it still means store, CBC News reports. According to a New York Times report, the Federal Register — the official journal of the U.S. government — receives some of its information for publication on the ubiquitous 3.5-inch device and its seemingly archaic successor, the CD-ROM. As it turns out, legal and security requirements are outdated at some government agencies, compelling the Federal Register to work like it’s 1995. Some agencies scan documents on to a computer and save them on antiquated floppy disks that are couriered to the register…

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