Where Cloud Storage is used in everyday life? In order to maintain your own privacy and security, it is important to know where Cloud Storages are used by the Third Parties. Like we have said in the series on Privacy in Cloud Computing & Privacy and Security on Social Networks, where Cloud Storage is used in everyday life is more important to know for your own sake.
Where Cloud Storage is used : What You Need To Know?
Where Cloud Storage is used in everyday life, how the data is collected, what data is collected, how the data is used – all are important points to know.
As possibly you have understood the importance of knowing the sources – who stores your data on Cloud, practically without your permission or even if permission is ‘legally’ taken, you are not made to know or shielded with legal languages about the collection of data. So, it is important to know about the Cookies and the Browsers. Operating System plays a big role and can be itself a source of collecting your personal data and using the Cloud Storage – most labels them as “anonymous data”. Anonymous data, but separately you IP, name, address, phone number can be collected – yes, exactly what this is done by Google and Microsoft.
Where Cloud Storage is used : You use or You Are Made to Use
When, you are using a Cloud Storage, you must know how to to protect your privacy and security. Like our one reader, Candace Jacallen, rightly said on Google Plus :
My solution is that I took everything off the cloud and put in on a flash drive.
True. But, that is only one sided protection. From Google Plus to Facebook – all uses Cloud Storage. It is not only bland data like images but also user data which are collected. A big work of Big Data analysis is actually analysis and sort of re-selling of these legally “stolen data”.
A general user need not to know where Cloud Storage is used, rather it is more important to know – what is done with these data.