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Comment: Re:Socialism or barbarism (Score 1) 389

by Khashishi (#49075325) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job

I suppose this is the natural progression from a capitalist economy, but it isn't ideal. There will always be animosity from the haves toward the have-nots for being forced to pay welfare from what they rightfully "earned", and the have-nots toward the haves for owning the vast majority of shares.

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Ask Slashdot: With Whom Do You Entrust Your Long Term Data? 178

Posted by Soulskill
from the in-cloud-we-trust dept.
jppiiroinen writes: F-Secure, a company based in Finland, has sold its cloud storage business to a U.S. company (Synchronoss Technologies, Inc) speculated to have ties to the NSA. In previous, public announcements, they used arguments equivalent to, "trust us, your data will be safe." Now, it's likely F-Secure simply realized that competing against the big players, such as Google and Dropbox, didn't make much sense.

But it makes me wonder: Whom do you trust with your data? And who really owns it? What about in 3-6 years from now? How should I make sure that I retain access to today's data 20 years from now? Is storing things locally even a reasonable option for most people? I have a lot of floppies and old IDE disks from the 90s around here, but no means to access them, and some of the CDs and DVDs has gone bad as well.

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