by EYDER PERALTA for nprJanuary 30, 2012
Many of the files stored by the millions of users of the cloud service Megaupload could begin losing their files on Thursday. The AP reports that federal prosecutors said Megaupload paid third parties to store data and now that authorities have freezed Megaupload’s accounts, it can no longer pay those providers. The providers said they would begin deleting files as early as Thursday.
And we’re talking legally uploaded files here as well as users worldwide. Now wouldn’t you think that would qualify as ‘injustice’ rather than ‘justice’? With friends like the feds, who needs enemies? This is likely a major blow to data storage via cloud computing in general. Who will want to risk losing their legally owned data due to the whims of an over-reaching government.