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Do people have recommendations of such back up systems for Gmail (not using
On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:42 PM, Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com> wrote:
> Are you worried that your bank will refuse to give you your money when
> you ask for it? Or, close your account on a whim, just because they can
> -- and keep your money?
> Yeah, those are the real (not imagined, not hypothetical) risks when
> trusting someone else to provide you a service, such as Gmail:
> Gmail Disaster: Reports Of Mass Email Deletions
> Google Has Disabled My GMail Account
> Behave on Google Plus or Your Gmail Gets It
> Google Deletes Last 7 Years Of User's Digital Life, Shrugs
> See, there are laws and regulations to keep, say, your bank from seizing
> your assets and terminating your account, or refusing to give you your
> Until there are such consumer protections for services like email ...
> well, I would judiciously limit how much you trust such service operators.
> And, to anyone who's blissfully ignorant and using hosted mail services,
> I strongly suggest you periodically make backup copies of your OWN data
> to a storage that you control 100%. Just because it's "not on my
> computer, it's in the cloud" doesn't mean you no longer need to back it up.
> On 2/27/13 12:01 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
> > Gmail. I don't see any meaningful privacy issues. My bank has my money
> > but I don't worry that they're going to steal it.
> Dossy Shiobara | "He realized the fastest way to change
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