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[3]: Behind the brick?
by strcpy on Thu 10th Dec 2009 17:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Behind the brick?"
strcpy
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2009-05-20


And cloud storage, if you think a little bit, is just an extension to what we have already being using for ages. If you send documents in a mail, they are available to both your mail provider and your destinatary mail provider. Unless you encrypt all your traffic, you have been giving away your data to the public since you clicked the send mail button.


This is ridiculous. Simply the amount of "personal" (in the lack of a better word) data transferred in the intertubs is overwhelmingly bigger than anything transferred or stored in conventional terms.

And by the way, in civilized countries normal letters are not open to your mail provider.

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RE[4]: Behind the brick?
by sbenitezb on Thu 10th Dec 2009 17:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Behind the brick?"
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2005-07-22

This is ridiculous. Simply the amount of "personal" (in the lack of a better word) data transferred in the intertubs is overwhelmingly bigger than anything transferred or stored in conventional terms.


So? Google doesn't index your mails to make a profile of you? I'm sick of people here crying out loud about privacy when none of them use Tor and move in the interwebs using their own name, their real IP, and send mails with their documents and share important information without even thinking, don't encrypt their MSN chats, etcetera. I recognise the importance about privacy, but privacy doesn't come from the hands of corporations and laws.

And by the way, in civilized countries normal letters are not open to your mail provider.


Ohh, I see. I used the word "mail". I should have used the word "email" instead. I'm sorry, I was still talking, ehm sorry, writing about electronic mail and attached documents, ehm sorry, bits of information.

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