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How about all of these 'data breach!!! data was taken OUT OF THE CLOUD!!!!' articles instead start with

"Data was PUT INTO Amazon Web Services, which is a sketchy private company with an extremely bad reputation owned by the world's richest man who is currently being blackmailed and who many Amazon users hope, against all the evidence, isn't a literal Bond Villain.."

If you put your company's secret data in the cloud, YOU ALREADY LOST CONTROL OF YOUR DATA

Cos it's in the Cloud.

That's what the Cloud is.

It's giving someone else control of your secret data.

That someone being someone who wants to rule the world.

You can kid yourself for a very long time that nobody who runs the Cloud is going to look at your secret data.

But it's a cutthroat business world, data is money, and you will never know if they did look.

They probably aren't looking! You hope.

@natecull

> If you put your company's secret data in the cloud, YOU ALREADY LOST CONTROL OF YOUR DATA. Cos it's in the Cloud. That's what the Cloud is. It's giving someone else control of your secret data.

Something I struggle with is what to think about personal backups. On the one hand, everything you said.

On the other, it's just encrypted data (no compute) and there aren't many options for off-site backups.

I currently don't have a good solution, or off site backups

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@codesections Yeah, if it's encrypted (and encrypted locally) I think it's pretty safe.

It's mostly cloud compute and Software as a Service and Big Data Deep Learning as a Feature that I worry about, which are the big ones the corporate world are pursuing.

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@codesections like literally, the hot new thing in antivirus is 'the antivirus server is in Microsoft's cloud, so all the metadata about every file on your system gets just sent to Microsoft and then they run <unspecified algorithms> on all of that and you'll be So Much Safer!'

and I'm like WHAT HOW DID WE GET HERE but, it's the new corporate thing

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