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Meh. I only use the free 2 gigs worth of data for music so I can listen to stuff at work. No biggie for me.

I still will use it.

What I got from reading the source:
Don't use drop box for illegal files and we won't have a reason to look at your files.

So all youz with kiddie pronz don't use drop box
Edited by Dan17z - 5/13/11 at 9:44pm
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yeah, clearly cloud computing regulations will need to be established before it can take off as an industry.
This. Cloud computing is still considered extremely new. Without proper clarification on regulations or anything, it's potential to be exploited could be a terrible thing.

Edit: Yes, I did read the entire article. I'm just agreeing if cloud computing isn't handled properly, like any technology really it has potential to be abused
Edited by Karasu - 5/13/11 at 10:35pm
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If you actually read past the sensationalist title, you would see it's not so bad/stuff we already knew.
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If you actually read past the sensationalist title, you would see it's not so bad/stuff we already knew.


When I read it, it seems to get worse?
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Really because all i get from it is:

DB says that Data is seen by no one.

changes position to "a few people can because they have to", which we already knew since there has to be someone with access to all the servers.

Police can possibly see what you post on the internet. Duh, we already knew this. If it is that important to you, you shouldn't be posting it on the internet.

Not all traffic is encrypted. Again, you shouldn't put it on a free service on the internet if it is that important.

People are overly trusting in the internets.


I could be wrong, my reading comprehension blows, so please correct me if wrong.
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Meh. I only use the free 2 gigs worth of data for music so I can listen to stuff at work. No biggie for me.

I still will use it.
if you only need 2GB why dont you just put your music on a thumb drive?
    
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That was my first reaction, but to be honest I only use it for school stuff anyway...


But yeah, clearly cloud computing regulations will need to be established before it can take off as an industry.
same
I just use dropbox to easily access my school stuff from my phone, laptop or desktop wherever I go

I don't keep any secret stuff on the cloud....I dont' trust it enough anyway

luckily with a .edu address i've already gotten up to 4.8gb of free space from referrals and stuff

I actually keep some copies of my captivate ROM's and adb on the cloud so I can easily save my phone from any computer as long as it has windows on it
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I think people are blowing this out of the water.
Personally, I don't use DropBox for important files.
I don't trust that kind of information online anyways.
If I would put something on DropBox that was important, I would most likely throw it in a TrueCrypt container so I know things were safe.
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I think people are blowing this out of the water.
Personally, I don't use DropBox for important files.
I don't trust that kind of information online anyways.
If I would put something on DropBox that was important, I would most likely throw it in a TrueCrypt container so I know things were safe.
+1
all my files on dropbox are just school work or just android stuff
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Yeah I use dropbox for my school files, if I need to put important files on there, I just throw them in an encrypted .rar file first
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