Comment: If you have anything stored

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If you have anything stored

If you have anything stored in the cloud, the government can seize the cloud server and you will lose access to your data if the government suspects criminal activity. You may have done nothing wrong, however; if someone is using that cloud service illegally, your data, along with everybody's data on that particular server, can be investigated and held by the government. Yes, they will look at your data for any criminal activity.

To prevent losing access to your data, make sure you store the data in multiple locations on multiple hard drives and/or use multiple cloud services.

The best bet would be to use a cloud service located outside the US and make sure you read their laws concerning government seizure of servers.

Presently, the above case is in court and the outcome will effect our use of cloud services.

"With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past." ~ Aaron Swartz