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: The next step
by akavel on Thu 10th Dec 2009 08:48 UTC in reply to "The next step"
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In this whole situation, I'm utterly astonished with how little I see in the media about the problems of transferring the control of the data to the storage owners -- as mentioned by darknexus. People seem to think:
"Oh, Google is so coool! yes, I will give them my data and they will never do anything bad with it - they promise they won't, so that's like... a sure thing!"
Arrgh, people, did no one ever break a promise he gave you?!!

And the worst thing is that as much as I'm afraid of that, I do also use gmail... I try to avoid it as much as I can, but it's so well executed... mommy, I'll quit gmailing!.. umm, tomorrow, ok?..
The very least I can do is try to disable Google Analytics & Ad-Words -- those robots silently stalking me on nearly every step I make in the thick mist of "the cloud"... <shudder>

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