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Discussion in 'Computers' started by richmatthews76, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. richmatthews76

    richmatthews76 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I always have questions. How do most of you feel about your data going to Google Drive, Sky, Cloud,
    Etc. Do you trust them completely?

  2. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Questions are good! Keep asking them. :)

    I don't trust any entity completely. No matter how trustworthy a company may be, there are always extenuating circumstances that might happen, such as power outages, DDoS attacks, privacy breaches, etc. So while I do, and have for many years, practiced off-site storage, it's a backup method for me, not my primary form of storing data. That honor belongs to my own hard drives and network.
  3. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

  4. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    I rarely use the cloud for storage but do use Google a lot for My calendar and music. I do have several cloud account's but again I rarely use them. External Hard drives are fairly cheap and I don't have to always have them plugged in to the computer so to me this is the most secure way for me to store my private data.

    PS: Generally when I need to transfer something over to one of my mobile devices then I just use Airdroid to transfer the files over. I never really share anything but when I do that's mostly when I use the cloud.
  5. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Any data not backed up to at least 2 independent destinations (one of which can be cloud storage) is data you don't need.

    That said, anything I have on the cloud is either non-sensitive or it's encrypted so many ways that it would cost a thief more to decrypt it than what he'd get from decrypting it. (If it takes a few hours on a supercomputer to get access to a checking account with a couple of thousand in it, you've lost a fortune doing it.)
  6. unnamedny

    unnamedny Android Expert

    I do not use cloud storage. I only use Real Player Cloud with Chromecast for friends. The cases of your PC hard drive to fail is probably same if not more for a cloud to fail, but I'm pretty sure they have a back up and you don't.

    Bottom line is, it's a new tech and with all of NSA scandals no one trust anything outside their home anymore.
  7. Android Wafer

    Android Wafer Lurker

    I believe its healthy to be sceptical when it comes to data storage. If you really have to store sensitive data remotely, then at least encrypt it.

    Even if intentions are pure, there is still no such thing as 100% security. There have been plenty of cases of digital bank robberies. If organisations that invest heavily in cyber security are so vulnerable, then how secure is a random cloud computing company with a dozen employees?

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