Re: Closed Source Software == security risk of espionage (confidentiality violation)
You didn't read the article, did you?
This is not about the NSA. The decision came early last week - no idea how come el Reg is so damn late with this story. This is about Google's terms and conditions which translated out of happyhappyjoyjoy marketing and dense legalese say "Any data you put on our servers, we own. Also, fuck you".
Open source, closed source, source made of magic unicorns by Jonny Ive, doesn't matter. If T&Cs say the host owns whatever it stores, this is contrary to various national laws, EU legislation and the UK's very own oft-ignored but still sharp-toothed Data Protection Act.
Clouds suck. All clouds, whoever is hosting them.
(This also implies that the future is not mobile unless that future is not cloud based; so much for "death of the PC").