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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The next step
by darknexus on Thu 10th Dec 2009 00:44 UTC
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Thom, I agree with everything you've said, and that's not usualy the case ;) . Well put.
One thing we really need to keep in mind is the next step after this. First they store your content, next they sift and use it for their own purposes, and finally they decide what you can and cannot have. I really am afraid we're looking at the first, somewhat undisguised, attempts at making Big Brother a reality. We really need to think about where this is leading, and the fact that we really don't have any measures in place to protect anyone's rights here at least not worldwide. This is one giant gray area, and it's all too easy for that one line too many to be crossed.

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