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 shadowhand on Thu 10th Dec 2009 02:25 UTC in reply to "NEVER"
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Guess I am "insane" then... Google handles my email, phone calls, instant messaging, searches, most documents, and my online payments. How many times have I lost data? Zero. How much has it cost me? I have actually made money... my AdSense revenue is higher than the 3% I am charged to take payments via Google Checkout.

I know all you security folks hate the idea of letting Google sift through your personal data. However, anything that consolidates my data, makes it redundant, available on any computer with internet access, while improving the accuracy of searching for information gets a bigs thumbs up from me. Then again, I don't have anything to hide... I would probably read 100% of my email to my mother, or even my girlfriend's mother.

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