Hot Read: Cloud Data Questions

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The Verge
has posted the story “Apple begins storing user data in China”, which purports the real reason for storing Chinese iPhone users data in that country is to lessen the Chinese government’s fear of spying. 

But this story begs another question: do you worry where your data is being stored? If you found out that Apple was backing up your iCloud sync data in China, would you be worried? What if you learned your DropBox was being hosted in Canada? Or if you live in the U.K., your Google account information is stored on servers in the U.S.

Does it matter in today’s day and age of Cloud Computing where the server is physically located to you, or is this not a concern?

Source: http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/15/6005807/china-telecom-will-store-chinese-user-data-from-apple-icloud


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  • I think it does matter, I look at that countries laws regard privacy before I do business with them. For example I felt much better about using 1Password as it is Canadian based and the have all their servers outside the United States.