We suspect now may be a good time to talk about the cloud and how we’re all increasingly trusting our data to online storage services. Why? Because a number of celebrities recently found out the hard way that cloud storage services aren’t as secure as they, and indeed all of us too, had been led to believe.
Cloudy With A Risk Of Hacks
We want to know, What Cloud Storage Service Do You Use? And Why?
As if you hadn’t guessed by now, this question was prompted by The Fappening, AKA Celebgate, AKA the Celebrity Nudes Hack. Whichever moniker you choose to use, this leak of private photographs was made possible thanks to a serious breach of the personal iCloud accounts of some very famous individuals. The ramifications are huge, and not just for Apple, but for all companies offering to store your content and data on their servers.
There are a host of cloud storage services to choose from, including the aforementioned Apple iCloud, plus Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox. We won’t mention them all because that’s where you come in. We simply want to know what cloud storage service(s) you use, and why you use them over the competition.
Are you forced to use a particular service because of your choice of computer hardware or smartphone? Is your decision based more on you trusting one company more than the others? Is it about the features your chosen cloud storage service offers? If so, which features in particular?
We want to build a list of the cloud storage services used by MakeUseOf readers, as well as a list of legitimate reasons for using each of them. To do so, we need your help. Yes, you, reading this right now. Don’t leave it to someone else, get involved and help us create content that others will find useful.
If you would rather weigh in with your thoughts on cloud computing in general, or air your views on this particular breach in iCloud security, then feel free to do so in the comments section below.
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