One of the things that’s been running through my head the past few days is that your data is actually safer “in the cloud.” Charles Johnson over at Little Green Footballs spoke to it when discussing Eddie’s disclosure of protected information to puppetmaster Glenn Greenwald.
I’m reminded of the abject shock and horror one of my former managers had when he found out I could have read any of his emails if I’d wanted to. Aside from the facts that a) I didn’t have time to do that, and b) I didn’t have context for many of them to understand them, I mainly didn’t read them because I really didn’t care to. You are worried about getting a gift for Stacy’s baby shower Thursday? Susan totally botched her sales presentation to Jones and Company?
I. Don’t. Care.
Neither does Google.
Neither does Microsoft.
Neither does Rackspace.
Neither does AT&T.
Neither does Verizon.
Neither does Cox.
Neither does Facebook, even though they might brighten Carol’s newsfeed after Susan totally blew that opportunity. (Here’s a hint, Facebook, Carol really likes videos with cats. She could use a few extra this week, and maybe some dating prospects, as she’s insanely jealous that Stacy’s getting all the attention just because she got some action.)
Neither, probably, does Jason your Ops Guy. He’s just between modules on that vendor training you paid for, and there’s nothing interesting on Reddit, so time to snoop.
The NSA doesn’t really care about much of it, either. None of what they collected got released until Eddie stole the data from the NSA, and gave it to his buddy Glenn.
Maybe ultimately the weak spots are Jason and Eddie?