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We’re Putting Everything in the Cloud. That’s Scary as Hell, and Here’s Why.

The cloud is a real thing, and it’s not as secure as you think.

Did you open up a Google doc today? You used the cloud. You did it again when you checked email and Facebook. And when you uploaded that file to Dropbox? You used cloud storage. You can see where this is going. The cloud dominates the modern internet. In fact, global cloud IP traffic will reach 6.5 zettabytes—or a trillion gigabytes—annually by the end of 2018. That’s the equivalent of streaming 234 million years of HD-TV. Everyone from mega-corporations to individual internet users store data in the cloud, both non-sensitive and private—often extremely personal—information.

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Can This Wee British Lad Cure Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Coal Problem?

A cute British kid takes Mark Zuckerberg to task for taking the lazy, dirty way out in powering Facebook's massive new data center.


There's a new film out that bashes Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's self-serving and greedy business leadership. No, I'm not talking about The Social Network, and it's actually more of a web video than a film, but this new animation released by Greenpeace is a sharp and timely jab. No doubt sensing that Zuckerberg might be looking to subdue any negative PR these days, and might particularly responsive to public pressure, Greenpeace launched the Facebook: Unfriend Coal campaign early in September, complete with this biting, and undeniably cute, video narrated by a little British kid (who Aaron Sorkin might want to recruit for his next project).

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