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Business Week Full Article: Cloud Computing: Understand the Risks

Web-based tools such as Google Docs and Flickr can be very useful and convenient, but they're not the safest place for your data

By Stephen H. Wildstrom

All the data that make up our lives seem to be heading for the clouds. From photos on Flickr (YHOO) to memos on Google Docs, we are entrusting more and more to computers in giant data centers—a model called cloud computing. It's certainly convenient to have access to our stuff wherever we are and on whatever device we choose. But is it safe?

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