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: Nothing is 100% safe - safer though
by jabbotts on Thu 10th Dec 2009 15:10 UTC in reply to "Nothing is 100% safe"
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With my data in my home; I control it. With my data in Google's home; google controls it. As someone said in another discussion;

"Anything you post on facebook is being put on someone else's computer and they can do whatever they want with it."

I'd also suggest that keeping your data at home does not stop you from keeping off-site backups. Make your home storage securely accessible over the internet. Make sure you have backups. Make sure one backup copy is stored outside your home. Think of the family photo library; a copy at home for viewing, a backup and a copy at grandma's which she can view or you can restore your own from. No reason at all to trust one's data to a third party corporation with more reason to misuse and release your information than to protect it.

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