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FTC Worries About Consumers, Cloud Data and Privacy

January 6th, 2010 01:24 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

pcause writes “Ars Techina has a nice article about the FTC’s concern that consumers don’t understand the implications of storing their data in the cloud. From the article: ‘Data is now sitting on servers outside of your control, where it can be accessed far more easily by Google itself, hackers, and law enforcement than it ever could if kept within the device. Once data passes over the network, it gets much easier to access in realtime; once it is stored on a remote server, it gets much easier to access at any time. And those are just the phone settings. Google also has access to search history data, anything stored in Google Docs or Spreadsheets, complete schedules stored in Google Calendar, and recent Maps searches. Combine them all, and companies like Google become one-stop shops for authorities looking for personal information.’ Do you think the average consumer even has a clue about this issue?”

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