So with the death of Windows Live Mesh, a service I use daily to sync my machines with work. I am on the hunt for another solution. More than likely it will be Google Drive or Microsoft Skydrive. But both are technically lacking features that Live Mesh did very well and that is an issue…like P2P syncing above and beyond storage limits.
Then I come across this article – where a private cloud folder had some nude images in it and in turn his entire account was suspended and was never reopened. Thus he lost his entire account and all apps purchased etc…This is a big issue – especially these days with so much riding on each of our cloud accounts. If my Google Account was closed I would be literally screwed… Very worrisome if you are not aware it can even happen.
This is a very interesting issue for many, but maybe not so many it matters to Microsoft… It just says I will not be using it to backup any of my images…
I guess the rule is – at least for the current moment in Cloud – what we upload is not really ours….
This makes me want to move toward a solution like the Transporter – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/transporterguy/transporter-a-new-way-to-share-access-and-protect
Something I think I will be backing in the next day or two.
I hope these issues eventually get resolved, but I cannot see how in some cases and still allow these big cloud service providers to cover their liability.
I see it as a very interesting issue that can be solved in some cases by multiple backups, or not mixing you most important "work" storage with your "private" storage. It might be the easiest solution to just maintain a firewall between what you store, where and how.