David Sparks on how cloud is changing:
Instead of giving all of our data to Google or Apple, we are going to have bits and pieces of it spread out between various companies. Users are going to have to make a decision as to whether or not they can trust the vendor with key data before giving it to them for their synchronization engines.
It's a great piece and I think every word is appropriate for our times, which are untrustworthy. The best way to keep our data from being stolen is scattering it all over the internet. Even if we had a single service which we could trust blindfold, as I do with App.net, we'd still be reachable by secret security agencies. Consequently, this fragmentation is necessary because no data storage can be fully trusted.macsparky.com