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Cueball: [sitting behind a desk labeled XKCD.COM] We've made a huge mistake.

Cueball: I figured starting a cloud services company would be easy. After all, I've got tons of computers!

Cueball: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr -- They all struggle to protect privacy and user data ... and we offered a solution. I forget what it was, though.

Cueball: Anyway, long story short, we screwed up immediately and lost tons of their data. Also a bunch of stuff is literally on fire?

Cueball: We can fix this. But we need your help.

Narration box: Help us recover user data before Facebook & Co notice we lost it.

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