Self-Protection In A Cloud World: Thoughts From Software Freedom Activist Richard Stallman


Which Issues Are Primary To You?

"I don't see anything wrong with a flexible way of dividing work among various servers. That's just a technical thing. But, there are two issues. One is about letting somebody else's server keep your data, and the other is about letting [somebody else's computer] do your computing for you. If you entrust your data to someone else's server, you are entrusting your data to Big Brother, and it is really foolish to do that. But if you are a government, and you entrust your data to some company's server, you are entrusting data about your citizens to Big Brother. And that is worse than stupid. That's irresponsible."

 



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