Should WikiLeaks Subpeona Make Yiou Nervous About The Cloud

Monday, January 10, 2011 20:31
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Should WikiLeaks Subpeona Make Yiou Nervous  About The Cloud

Should the WikiLeaks subpeona be a model for all tech companies or a reason to avioid the cloud?

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WIRED says Twitter’s Response to WikiLeaks Subpoena Should Be the Industry Standard. Meanwhile, TechCrunch published,  Why I’m Having Second Thoughts About The Wisdom Of The Cloud.

 

The TechCrunch post is wrongheaded. WIRED gets it right.

 

While the world is probably not quite ready just yet for Mark Zuckerberg's espansive definition of privacy, The TehCrunch story questioning the wisdom of the cloud privacy-wise is way off base.

 

Call me crazy, but I'm not worried about my privacy being violated in the cloud.  

 

While you can find out how many kids I have, their names, and my dogs' names, you don't really know very mny important thngs about me--despite my embrace of the Web, social media, and search engine optimization.

 

You can search the Web and find out what I thnk about portfolio management software, social media, and what advisor tech reporters think abot me.

 

But you don't know what prefer when it come to ice cream flavors (vanilla), TV shows (Californication), and anything that really matters.  

 

A few weeks ago, CNN's Poppy Harlow reported this creepy story about how she wants privacy. 

 

I was mortified that CNN would broadcast this piece. 

 

Poppy Harlow is a reporter. If she wants to be anonymous on the Web, she should work in another profession.

 

If a lot of people say she's a bad reporter (or a bad person), she needs to be prepared to fees up to it. 

 

But unless you're worried about a bunch of people saying bad things about you, you should not be worried about the cloud abusing your privacy. 

 

Just don't say anything on the Web that you'll be embarrassed about people knowing.

 

 

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