Online Reading – Steven Poole: Whatever made you think it was your data anyway?

Link to original article

Two simple laws to remember:
“If you’re not paying for something, you have no reason to expect it to be there tomorrow.”
“If you’re not paying for something, you’re not a customer; you’re the product being sold”
And, as Apple showed with its MobileMe to iCloud transition, your data may not be safe even if you pay for the service. So, keep your expectations in check – “The “cloud” is not your friend; it’s where your data goes when it ceases to be yours.”

Filed under: Google, data, social-networks, ownership, facebook, apple, cloud

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.