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Would you trust your data to Microsoft?

By Gary R, in , posted: 28-Jun-2007 12:19

As blogged by Mauricio the Windows Live Folders beta is up (for some people). The more important question is would you trust your data to Microsoft? The service is supposed to enable a user to access files on the go which can be 'private' or files that can be stored as 'public' and shared with others.

Personally I prefer a USB memory key. I carry my files in my pocket, if the internet is down I still have access to my files and most importantly my files are exactly that - mine. If I want to share my files I use a system called email.

I would have serious concerns with trusting my data to any organisation that tends to make people agree to very draconian EULA's.



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Comment by chiefie, on 28-Jun-2007 12:53

Same can be said for Google's word processing and spreadsheet web application. Personally, I don't fully trust anyone for storing my stuff on the net, and am diligent on what sensitive information to go on the web. If you don't want personal or sensitive information to be stored elsewhere apart from your own media, don't put them up on the Internet.


Comment by lugh, on 28-Jun-2007 21:45

More importantly, if they increase the storage size allocation to something decent, will naughty people start storing MS application iso rips, etc. as they do on other filesharing sites (e.g. RS)? 

Hmmm, irony


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