Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Now that everything is moving to the cloud internet, you might think that data loss is a thing of the past. Sadly, as the past few months have taught us, this actually isn't true; we first had the Microsoft/Danger disaster, and now we have Palm and Sprint facing a class-action lawsuit over data loss for webOS phones. All this raises the question: how safe is it to store your precious data on the internet, and do you really trust the internet?
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Well said
by fukudasan on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:39 UTC
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Well said, Thom, I personally just couldn't agree more. With a choice of hard drives, solid-state memory devices and the likes of CD-ROMs and DVDs to store things on, why would we want to store things with a potentially insecure third party?

The idea of remote storage is not in itself intrinsically bad, but not intrinsically one hundred per cent trustworthy either. So I use every storage device that I can - hard drives, external hard drives, USB sticks and even a second-hand Chocolate phone which just happens to have eight gigs of free storage . . . portability is a good idea, but it's also good to know that it's always with you and not potentially lost at a third party's remote location.

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