Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Nov 2009 20:01 UTC
Google Google has just unveiled its Chrome OS operating system during a press event at the company's headquarters, and it's pretty much exactly what we expected it to be: a streamlined Linux kernel booting straight into the Chrome web browser. The code is available starting today.
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RE: I wonder
by sbenitezb on Sat 21st Nov 2009 14:21 UTC in reply to "I wonder"
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I wonder what is "data" for most people here? Your mp3s? Your movies? Your pictures? Your documents?

Most documents are sent by mail in the clean, and thus can be potentially sniffed, stolen by bots, etc. If you want to be sure nobody can read a private document, encrypt it. The place you finally store them is irrelevant if you use encryption.

And for those that care a lot about their financial documents, I'm sure most of them don't have an encrypted partition in their laptops, they don't use any technology that prevents eavesdropping when editing documents in a public cafe and they don't even use a virtual keyboard when accessing their online banking. Most people talking about "their data" don't realize (as I didn't) that nobody cares a shit about what they do with their family pictures, and that just by using Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc, you are being tracked by IP (unless you constantly use anonymizer), browser, OS, language, and profiled so they can sell you better ads.

So, what's your "data" that it's so important as to be held only locally, encrypted and completely secured from spyware?

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