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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Nothing is 100% safe
by fasted on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:52 UTC
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No amount of home based backups are safe either. Think fire , flood, theft,etc. I mean old photographs fade , become degraded, but when people said you could back it up digitally , people were scared of that process too. My Father lost years of family records because he backed up everything to one hard drive, and when the surge of power from mobo killed both hard drives.....
When you look at how many things are fouled up in software daily, this doesn't seem silly at all. It just sounds like the next thing in a long line of things that cuase people alarm. Namely it's new, and people don't like new when old works just fine.

Edited 2009-12-09 23:53 UTC

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