Storing the data in the cloud is a popular service, used by more and more users and businesses. Data in the cloud is accessible anytime, anywhere, can be easily shared with others and is also much safer from data loss since it is stored on the equipment, which is much more reliable than standard computers or external drives. However, we have to be aware that in addition to the benefits that the cloud brings (and there are many), it brings a certain risk with it as well, because your data is stored on providers hardware and trust plays a big role here. At the same time some questions arise such as where exactly the data is located, who has access to the data, how well it is protected… We all know the rumors about unlimited access of “security” services on some well known public cloud providers, which brought a lot of mistrust, while other providers openly state that your data will be reviewed. One example is Apple, which in terms of business says:
Apple reserves the right at all times to determine whether Content is appropriate… and may pre-screen, move, refuse, modify and/or remove Content at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion…
Have you ever asked yourself how much do you have your data under control for real? Do you know where you data is located and how much your data is protected? All providers claim your data is protected, but can you verify that or you simply have to trust your provider? Are there any alternatives?