Friday, March 30, 2012

3/31/12-4/1/12—Backing It Up

Weekend Reading: Two of Pentacles form the Hexen 2.0. The internet is a wonderful thing. How did we ever live without it? And while we're all pretty aware that stuff we put on Facebook or Twitter can be seen by authorities, retrieved from archives, viewed by potential employers and held against us in a court of law, keep in mind that EVERYTHING you do online has the potential to be seen at anytime by eyes other than your own. Your ISP knows and sees all. Google knows your searches based on your IP. Anything you do on a secure website is known by the owner. And anything that happens in the cloud in the cloud, stays in the cloud. And it's a VERY big cloud. Not to get your paranoia up, just stating facts. Someone else owns every site you hit, every mailbox receptacle you use and every engine you search. And you leave a fingerprint everywhere you go. More and more, people are realizing the things they erase from the internet, really aren't erased. So just balance your adventures with some common sense. And, while you're at it, make sure all the data you back up into the cloud is mirrored in some backup elsewhere, just in case everything go boom. With so many of your service providers operating in the ether, it never hurts to have all your bases covered.

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