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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RE: Backups
by leos on Thu 10th Dec 2009 00:24 UTC in reply to "Backups"
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So for the average user, Google is a much safer place to store their data.

Bingo. There are lots of reasons to store data locally, but safety is definitely not one of them. Unless you have remote and redundant backups, you are way better off
storing your data in the "cloud" as long as the company has the right infrastructure. Yes shit happens, but this is about as safe as you're going to get without spending millions yourself.

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