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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I sort of like it
by WereCatf on Thu 10th Dec 2009 08:00 UTC
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The whole idea of storing my files on a remote server, with high capacity, various protective measures and all the things that I can't afford at home makes it quite compelling and reasonable. There is just simply no way I can make something even half as durable and secure as the Google servers are.

However, there's still several reasons why I don't store my files out there somewhere; because I have no idea and no assurances of the files actually being gone when I delete them, it would takes ages to download or upload all the stuff I wish to backup, and most importantly, I don't trust people I don't know; there is ALWAYS bound to be someone working there that likes to sifle through my files, go through my personal photos and so on. The only way I could prevent that would be to encrypt all my files beforehand, but then I wouldn't be able to use the files until I unencrypt them again.

I just like to think that giving full control of and access to all of my digital belongings, without me being able to control him/her/them, is too risky.

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