Steve Jobs' predicts that Apple's
will allow everyone store all of their music, video, photos, and documents on
the Web, which is no surprise in today's hot cloud world. But many alarms went
off around the world with the FBI's announcement that the hacker group LulzSec
breached a FBI's Internet and stole 180 passwords and users names which
were posted on the Internet.
So maybe the Internet is still not
secure enough for all users to rely on iCloud, but the iCloud announcement was
unique for many reasons. Not the least of which was that Apple pre-announced
the iCloud in advance of the Apple WWDC (World Wide Developers' Conference),
highly unusual for Apple.
The cloud is unbelievably hot today,
and the iCloud is obviously one more way that Microsoft and PC manufacturers
will have to re-invent themselves. That is, if iCloud is a success which may
seem automatic given Apple great on successful innovation. But it's possible
that Internet users will prefer to keep their own computers and not rely on the
cloud. Of course many folks are worried about security, maybe the FBI's recent
break-in will be a wake-up call. Stay tuned.
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