Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is worried about cloud storage


Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has expressed his concerns about cloud storage, predicting "horrible problems" in the years to come. His sentiments were expressed in a Q&A session following a controversial one-man performance in Washington by monologist Mike Daisey about Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) labor conditions in China.

"I really worry about everything going to the cloud," said Wozniak when he was invited on stage. He said he believes that users were giving their rights away thanks to the terms of service that they agreed to when signing up with a cloud provider. "With the cloud, you don't own anything. You already signed it away," he said, according to AFP.

Though cloud users generally consider themselves in control due to the data stored on their computers, Wozniak noted that "the more we transfer everything onto the web, onto the cloud, the less we're going to have control over it."

Wozniak's comments come shortly after cloud-storage provider Dropbox apologized for the hacking of an employee's account last week after an investigation. This has resulted in the loss of a number of email addresses and complaints of spam. In addition, former Gizmodo reporter Mat Honan last Friday saw some of his data irretrievably lost when hackers remotely erased his iPhone, iPad and MacBook. You can read more about it in our story here.

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- check out this article at PC World 

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