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Technology is business, and in business, money often takes priority over ethics. With the law perpetually lagging behind technology and business, there is often nothing between you and getting screwed over besides your own volition.
 
Technology is business, and in business, money often takes priority over ethics. With the law perpetually lagging behind technology and business, there is often nothing between you and getting screwed over besides your own volition.
  
There is real convenience to web services like Google Apps, but convenience should be evenly matched with user control and agency. Businesses can be extremely helpful, but they are also self-interested. As benevolent as Web services often present themselves to be, your data is valuable to them. And it's valuable to you, too.
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There is real convenience to web services like [[Google]] Apps, but convenience should be evenly matched with user control and agency. Businesses can be extremely helpful, but they are also self-interested. As benevolent as Web services often present themselves to be, your data is valuable to them. And it's valuable to you, too.
  
 
Luckily, a few basic (and cheap) precautions can bring the long-term care of your data into your own hands, away from the short-term world of the Internet.
 
Luckily, a few basic (and cheap) precautions can bring the long-term care of your data into your own hands, away from the short-term world of the Internet.
  
 
--[[User:Ross|Ross]] 14:52, 9 January 2009 (UTC) is currently wrangling this page.
 
--[[User:Ross|Ross]] 14:52, 9 January 2009 (UTC) is currently wrangling this page.

Revision as of 15:59, 9 January 2009

Because They Don't Care About You

Technology is business, and in business, money often takes priority over ethics. With the law perpetually lagging behind technology and business, there is often nothing between you and getting screwed over besides your own volition.

There is real convenience to web services like Google Apps, but convenience should be evenly matched with user control and agency. Businesses can be extremely helpful, but they are also self-interested. As benevolent as Web services often present themselves to be, your data is valuable to them. And it's valuable to you, too.

Luckily, a few basic (and cheap) precautions can bring the long-term care of your data into your own hands, away from the short-term world of the Internet.

--Ross 14:52, 9 January 2009 (UTC) is currently wrangling this page.