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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Data Security
Cabe Atwell   1/29/2013 5:17:13 PM
I recently bought 100GB from "Dropbox." The ease of accessing files is fantastic. I feel safe, since the data is not only stored in the cloud, but also synced across several computers. There is around 7 instances of the data right now.

Only down side, if any of those terminals make changes, it happens everywhere. That would include deletion.

As for security, I encrypted the entire archive with a 64 character string. That should be good enough, yes?

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Cloud Computing
apresher   1/29/2013 9:37:50 PM
A lot of the issues raised here make me wonder what additional security features will be needed to allow cloud computing to reach its potential as a technology.

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Critic   1/30/2013 8:45:42 AM
How does the cost compare to that of owning your own disks? 


I would never "feel safe" putting critical data in some else's hands, and I am sure fly-by-night cloud storage companies will appear, if they haven't already!


Encryption sounds good, but will everyone have the knowledge and presence of mind to use it?

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Office 365
tekochip   1/30/2013 11:01:26 AM
I had to post in order to mention the announcement of Microsoft's cloud computing with the release of Office 365.  If it catches on maybe Netflix will no longer be the biggest contributer to Internet traffic.

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Cabe Atwell   2/1/2013 4:42:06 PM
Have to handle data storage, I feel, is something a lot of people don't want to deal with themselves. Some people I know like how their iPhone just stores all their data somewhere else. They don't know why or how it works, but just happens. I think that mentality will trickle into every facet of life. Even though Linux is arguably an excellent OS, people still go with the ease of Windows and OSX. The same will go for digital storage. Then cloud based graphics processing, see the Nvidia Grid. Then OS and everything else.

We will all just have terminals, I suspect. Easier way to control IP too.

Just a thought.


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