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


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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

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