AAAAaand it's gone. (Storing your precious photos / work products on someone else's computer aka 'the cloud', esp our timeline's lex luthor's computers...is a bad idea!) (www.amazonforum.com)
posted ago by ghost_of_aswartz ago by ghost_of_aswartz +13 / -2
I have noticed this with Google photos. Photos just disappear. Same with items in my download folder on my phone. (I use android) Many music files will silently delete themselves from my downloads folder. I don't have any kind of cleanup app installed, and when it first started to happen a few years back, I though it was because I might have forgotten that I moved them. They weren't moved just silently deleted off my phone. I would redownload the same music files only for them to disappear within a month.Thanks Google ...
Nothing on the android "OS" belongs to the 'user'.
Smartphone = Telescreen
I have an sd card, so I use it.
in retrospect, those who pushed the cloud in the early days were almost certainly CIA controlled.
It was around 2010, heavily pushed by apple, and the term "cloud" was fairly new. Really it just meant someone else's hard drive over a network.
That was made very clear in computer science classes. To the point where it's been made difficult to self host.
It predates 2010 by at least a decade.
The term comes from these kind of diagrams where a cloud represents "external services"
It's the default on Window 11, btw, that "my documents" is not on your C drive but on your synced Microsoft OneDrive account.
laughs in linux
sorely missed out on a lot of these "upgrades" apparently.
I love Linux. It's amazing to turn on your computer and have it only do things when you ask it to.
I have been using linux for over a decade without complaint.
Kali Linux (SEC OS Although I don't like the new kernel changes)
Parrot OS (pentest/defensive OS)
LinuxMint is good if you are coming from windows.
All Free, and they don't spy on everything you do. (Microsoft Inking, OneDrive, Usage Reports)
Pair this with ESR Firefox and The Ublock origin add-on and baaaaam, you are free again.
If you upgraded to 11 you're a complete moron. They literally took away the volume mixer to control the volume for each individual program and had to release an update to appease their retard fanboys. 10 has its own issues with privacy and switches being turned back on 'mysteriously' but at least the functionality wasn't a step backwards.
I didn't upgrade, my 8 year old HP went kaput and I bought a new HP.
I set OneDrive to not sync and then made a "my documents" folder on the C drive.
Disable "Send your device data to Microsoft" Oh shit you can't ... (Read the end user agreement, you have no rights when you use Microsoft products)
Turn off search suggestions, Disable all Cortana BS.
Do not use Edge or IE. Switch search engine away from bing. Duckduckgo.com is a good one. Do not login to the browser with microsoft account. Offline accounts with a password are more secure than cloud accounts.
Disable "Improve Inking and Typing Personalization" as this is their built in keyboard logger. All your key strokes are sent to Microsoft servers. (Updates and OS upgrades might turn this feature back on)
Disable and delete One Drive through the Registry. I have sand boxed one drive to watch it establish connections to Microsoft data centers pretty much on every continent except Antarctica. Microsoft no longer discloses data breaches. One Drive can be compared to a Rootkit. (Just like Google Play Store App)
Disable ALL usage reports.
Disable "Send Microsoft diagnostic and troubleshooting data"
Disable "Help improve Microsoft by submitting anonymous blah blah blah"
Microsoft gathers your information to ID and footprint your behavior and logs all key strokes. If you use any of their systems or software you are waiving your right to privacy and security. (End User Agreement)
DDG is useless. The only one worth using is Yandex.
And that's why anything I back up online is backed up in multiple places and important stuff is also burnt to disc.
"Cloud" = Muh Beep-Boop Futurez!!
The 'cloud' is the anti-Future: It's the return of 1960 "Time-Sharing", before there were "Personal Computers". The only things lacking are punch-cards and big reels of magnetic tape.
The real 'future' is exactly the way it was in 1960. Your dumb terminal running rented software, your 'data' held hostage for monthly ransom payments to some GloboHomo conglomerate. The only 'new features' are more: