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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by frood on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:56 UTC
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I'm all for backing up to the internet, just very uncomfortable about it being the *only* location for my data. Services such as are a great idea, I think. "Cloud" backups which are encypted locally so theres no privacy issues.

Personally, I have a colo which I download to, and then download from. This I then backup locally if I deem it important enough. This works well for me because I can access my data from anywhere as well as having the convenience of having it locally.

I'd never feel comfortable having my data only residing on a companies servers though for reasons Sidekick have demonstrated. And what if the company goes bust?

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