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Patriot Act Clouds the Picture For U.S.-Based Cloud Computing

Politico covers the growing international concern with U.S.-based cloud computing services due to privacy fears.

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  1. The authors of that article seem to not be aware that Anti-Patriot Act legislation is already a reality (and has been for several years) in a couple of Canadian provinces. These laws that aim to protect data held by the provincial governments are having a ripple effect in the private sector. Several Canadian financial institutions that have in-sourced or switched providers for data services in order to protect their eligibility for certain types of dealings with the governments of B.C. and Nova-Scotia.

  2. Brandt Hardin says:

    Living in a Society of Fear
    Under the guise of fighting terrorism, the Patriot Act was adopted WITHOUT public approval or vote just weeks after the events of 9/11. Such an unconstitutional set of laws should be abolished seeing as they violate human rights and due process. A mere 3 criminal charges of terrorism a year attributed to this act, which is mainly used for no-knock raids leading to drug-related arrests without proper cause for search and seizure. The laws are simply a means to spy on our own citizens and to detain and torture dissidents without trial or a right to council. You can read much more about living in this Orwellian society of fear and see my visual response to these measures on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/living-in-society-of-fear-ten-years.html

  3. rayan clouds says:

    How cloud computing is safe in term of privacy security ?
    Oh no, the patriot act will expose my “data” to the US government!

    Well I certainly don’t want the US government rifling through my “data”…which, as an average amounts to MP3’s and stored copies of pictures that I got FROM the internet anyway.
    Could it be that people just aren’t embracing “cloud computing” because it’s not offering any real value for consumers? Compared to a 1TB hard drive at $300, $24.95 per month to have my data stored for me, plus the inconvenience of having to be connected to the “cloud” in the first place, wait times to access the data, unreliability of the servers the cloud is relying on…why would I put anything in “the cloud” to begin with? I get FREE cloud storage from Amazon and I still don’t, and never will, use it…and it has nothing to do with the patriot act. It’s simply an inferior storage option.
    Here is an amazing article in the cloud computing blog disputing the the cloud computing privacy

  4. rayan clouds says:

    How cloud computing is safe in term of privacy security ?
    Here is an amazing article in the cloud computing blog :http://cloudswave.com/blog disputing the the cloud computing privacy

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