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Cloud Computing Study Portends Ubiquity, Big Breaches

ONLINE PRIVACY

June 14, 2010

A Pew Internet survey has revealed most experts agree that cloud computing will be ubiquitous by the year 2020, Ars Technica reports. But some also caution that a massive data breach will cause a rethink on that move. "Expect a major news event involving a cloud catastrophe (security breach or lost data) to drive a reversion of these critical resources back to dedicated computing," said the Mozilla Foundation's Nathaniel James in the Pew report, which reflects widespread unease about the cloud. "Trust not the cloud for reliability, security, privacy," said University of Toronto Professor Barry Wellman.
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