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The Implications of Treating the Internet Like a Hard Drive Feb 21 2008

Bruce Schneier on the implications of treating the Internet like a hard drive.

As we rely on others to maintain our writings and our relationships, we lose control over their availability. Of course, we also lose control over their security, as MySpace users learned last month when a 17-GB file of half a million supposedly private photos was uploaded to a BitTorrent site.

I was wondering about another aspect of this same topic yesterday. 100 years from now, will my great-grandkids still have access to my Flickr photos? What about this blog?