[QUOTE=trust2112;2582369]Here is what I find absurd about the “Cloud Services”, I upload all my music, maybe I have 1 song that could have been dowloaded illegally. All the RIAA has to do is find one moron of a Judge and then they have control over Amazons music library. Just because some of my songs are not tagged like the record companies originally had them. I like what Amazon is trying to do, have a lot of respect for it, but I fear the RIAA and feel this is going to be a big entrapment for a lot of stupid and uneducated people. The more consumers find out about “Cloud Services” the more they will stay away. Of course businesses love it because they get the opportunity to watch over you.[/QUOTE]
I totally agree. Cloud storage = loss of control and privacy. I have no use for it. You never know who is going to be sniffing around in your storage. Everyone should be worried about it. I know it sounds crazy but EVERYONE has something to hide or at least something they would rather not be looked at no matter who it is. People would be better off renting some rackspace and pushing their encrypted files over via FTP if thet want it in the cloud than to open themselves up to big brother RIAA/ MPAA looking over their shoulder. I personally would rather invest in a large NAS for storage. Yeah you lose the safety net of having your backups offsite but if your really worried about that then you could image the irreplaceables on BD or bare drives and lock them in a safety deposit box at the bank. For that to work would require you to make weekly/ monthly trips to the bank with fresh backups to swap out but you have to ask yourself how valuable/ private the data is and go from there.
I look at cloud storage as a big Venus flytrap. Some noob with some torrents or porn to hide/ store will use this and get busted. The guy could even have no illegal content but just some politically radical emails or word docs that the right person finds out about (i.e the Feds) and he will get hauled off. If it does happen publicly there will be a mass exodus out of the cloud by most IMO.
Cloud storage DO NOT WANT!