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____/ Homer on Thursday 21 Jul 2011 01:59 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Resist the Temptations of the Cloud!
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | There is a systematic marketing campaign to drive users to entrusting
>> | their computing and their data to companies they have absolutely no
>> | reason to trust. Its buzzword is âcloud computing,â a term used for
>> | so many different computing structures that its only real meaning is:
>> | âDo it without thinking about what youâre doing.
> The answer is to be selective in what exactly one trusts to the Cloud.
> Personally, I'd trust:
> . Backups of non-sensitive data, strongly encrypted at my end first
> . Storage of music, films, books and other third-party content
> . Non-sensitive collaborative works of any kind
> . Anything I publish, or intend to publish
> Things I wouldn't trust to the Cloud include:
> . Unencrypted E-mail
> . Personal documents, photos and other content
> . GeoIP location information
> . Biographical or other personally identifiable information
> That last one in particular is why I do not and never will have a
> Facebook account.
> Basically, I'll only use the Cloud in circumstances where I simply don't
> /need/ to trust it, and even then only when it's actually useful.
Why don't people just say "Remote Computer" rather than cloud?
Or "Someone Else's Machine".
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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