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  •  sorry (3+ / 0-)

    data on my hard drive IS more safe than data on the cloud.  That is fact.

    Bad is never good until worse happens

    by dark daze on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 06:38:23 AM PDT

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    •  Do you use strong encryption? (2+ / 0-)

      And where are the keys? Is that storage isolated from the net?

      Like I said elsewhere, when the government comes knocking, unless you have some mean encryption and refuse to give up the keys, they will take what they want.

      Do you honestly think an organization that writes code like Stuxnet and Flame lacks resources and ability to search your drives?

      On the other hand, good service providers do use strong encryption coming and going. Of course, governments also seize servers.

      What about my Daughter's future?

      by koNko on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 09:13:42 AM PDT

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      •  I don't worry about government. (3+ / 0-)
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        I worry about Google, Facebook, LSOs, Flash cookies, and all the tracking that goes on that way.  

        If government gets out of hand we can deal with it at the next election, as we did in 2006.  In the vanishingly small chance that some kind of for-real tyranny occurred (including shutdown of congress and the courts, and mass-casualty attacks on peaceful civilians) we have the 2nd Amendment as the last resort.  

        But the private-sector snoops do real damage in many ways, and most people are either oblivious or deliver themselves willingly into the loving embrace of the Borg.  How many people do you know who have GMail addresses and Facebook accounts and mobile devices with tracking?   See?

        "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 05:48:27 PM PDT

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    •  no, its really not a "fact". (0+ / 0-)

      hard drives fail all the time, sometimes critically. again, you're thinking of "the cloud" as being something other than "the internet". it's just the internet. no more no less. you can buy very secure storage for very cheap. certainly cheaper than high storage external drives are. you can get somewhat less secure data storage for free as well. whatever servers the info is stored on, if they have redundancy themselves (which they would be absolutely certain to unless they were insane), then it's almost certainly safer than any hard drive just by itself.

      Think of me what you will, I've got a little space to fill. - Tom Petty

      by itsbenj on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 11:29:06 PM PDT

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