More and more, we see different corporations promoting the cloud idea where we go even further in actually compromising security and personal information by handing it to a third party who is also subject to government surveillance powers.
Why does everyone have to be so stupid? It’s bad enough as it is.
If you keep repeating Orwellian garbage at a high level, all the little companies just follow along and promote this to consumers in their marketing as if it’s a service that’s going to benefit them.
It’s Big Brother. Keep your own hard drives and use your own backup system.
Here is Richard Stallman:
“It’s stupidity. It’s worse than stupidity: it’s a marketing hype campaign,” he told The Guardian.
“Somebody is saying this is inevitable – and whenever you hear somebody saying that, it’s very likely to be a set of businesses campaigning to make it true.”
“The 55-year-old New Yorker said that computer users should be keen to keep their information in their own hands, rather than hand it over to a third party.
“His comments echo those made last week by Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle, who criticised the rash of cloud computing announcements as “fashion-driven” and “complete gibberish”.”
You should understand that we are already headed into a world as described in Jacques Attali’s book A Brief History of the Future, where there is planet-wide hyper-surveillance.