Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 16th May 2011 08:13 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Google "Google Chrome OS is designed around the concept of "expendable" terminals that you can lose, drop or simply throw away without fear of losing your data, which is safely stored into the cloud. [However, one] thing is certain, with all your data being available into the cloud, in one place, available 24/7 through a fast internet link, this will be a goldmine for cybercriminals. All that is necessary here is to get hold of the authentication tokens required to access the cloud account."
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Cloud servers
by danbuter on Mon 16th May 2011 10:12 UTC
danbuter
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2011-03-17

I'd be far more worried about where my data is. Are the servers in China in a floodplain? What about if there's an internet outage of some type and I can't access any of my files?

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RE: Cloud servers
by flanque on Mon 16th May 2011 12:15 in reply to "Cloud servers"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Stick with Windows - it was designed to be offline. ;-)

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RE: Cloud servers
by Vanders on Mon 16th May 2011 13:51 in reply to "Cloud servers"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

I'd be far more worried about where my data is. Are the servers in China in a floodplain?


Any reputable cloud provider will tell you exactly where their data centres are located and allow you to choose which one(s) you wish to store your data in.

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re: any reputable provider
by shotsman on Mon 16th May 2011 15:14 in reply to "RE: Cloud servers"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

How long before the location of these data centres become a matter of national security? They are after all pretty obvious targets for the 'bad guys'.

I know one DC that is totally below ground. The only thing above ground is a small building which houses the lift shaft and a car pak for 5-6 vehicles. Try blowing that one up....

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