...that right now, in the midst of the NSA security nightmare and all the angst and FUD it's causing, that people are wondering why individuals are not deciding to throw their often-sensitive data into the cloud.
how could anyone think their data will be or stay safe, given the various threats that we hear about on almost a daily basis?
timing is everything (besides location of course...and sex appeal...and everything else) in life, and right now is not the time for cloud computing.
And you think, based on the revelations you've read, that your often-sensitive data is safer in a closet in your office? It's still accessible over the internet, and your CEO still logs in from any old airport wi-fi or coffee shop using his malware-riddled DELL.
I don't worry about Amazon, China, or the NSA sifting through my databases at night, because given the state of the State I don't think we can do much to stop them. I DO worry about power failures, water pipe bursts, exploding UPS batteries, dust, and clumsy janitors causing me to have to roll out of bed at 3am to go take care of an incident. If EC2 goes down, I send an email that says "EC2 is down, Amazon is working on it." and go back to bed.
At least with Amazon, you know you're being hacked by pros.