Archive for April 26, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cloud Terms of Service

Nilay Patel:

In the end, though, the actual wording of these documents doesn’t reveal much—they all set out to do the same thing, and they all accomplish their goals. What’s most important is how much trust you’re willing to give companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Dropbox as more and more of your data moves to the cloud. Contracts are meaningful and important, but even the most noble promises can easily be broken. It’s actions and history that have consequences, and companies that deal with user data on the Web need to start building a history of squeaky-clean behavior before any of us can feel totally comfortable living in the cloud.