Is The Cloud Reasonably Safe? Is a question that I’m quite often asked, and my temperd reply is always. I guess that it all depends on what you’re using it for since a number of famous people have had some rather compromising photos hacked by those that seem to be into that sort of thing.

In addition, since we are often told that this or that is for our safety, I’m still waiting for the U.S. Government or another government to openly address the security risks of uploading certain research papers to the Cloud since we’ve been told that ISIS has well refined internet skills as well as access to oil funds which could quite possibly be used to acquire weapons of mass destruction.

If I were a university student who’s studying nuclear physics and who’s discovered a breakthrough, I would not feel comfortable with my work being saved to the Cloud since it has been provien to be hackable. And while nude photos certainly don’t rise to the level of scientific secrets that could quite possibly put the United States of America at risk, they certainly reveal certain security concerns and show us how easily someone in a position of power could quite possibly be blackmailed into revealing scientific secrets since a great deal of Americans are very much into taking nude selfies.

I personally feel that eliminating standard Micosofft Word documents from new computers in place of the Cloud puts us all at risk since our secrets can be hacked. However, our government has yet to properly address the issue of scientific research papers being uploaded to the Cloud even though there have been obvious breaches in security.

Would Albert Einstein have been in favor of publishing his scientific secrets to the Cloud before they were implemented? And what about the Russian scientists and the Chinese scientsts and university students who are studying in their respective countries and who don’t publish to the Cloud? Do they know something that we don’t? 

Paris attack 11/13/2015.   

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –