Re: Access to data
Dear Mr Montana,
may I be so free and correct a common misunderstanding that I see very often nowadays? Thank you.
And I quote "underlying server on which the data is stored or even physical access to the servers/drives its stored on". That's the whole point of storing data on the cloud: There's no underlying server, which is not even physical, and therefore can't be physically accessed.
Oh... See how easy it is to pretend that I could work for the government... Cranking stupidity is far easier than cranking up intelligence... But nowadays even stupid people must somehow be able to survive, even if they are clearly not the fittest :D :P :O
Now, as far as Google Admin access is concerned: All you nitwits who assume that one Admin goes in and mines the data... *FAIL* The point here would be that a Google Admin can create a backdoor into the data because (s)he has access as a privileged user to the virtual(!) server the data sits on. Through the thusly tampered backdoor, Google advertising experts can then mine the data for purposes of displaying adverts to patients undergoing surgery via a beamer mounted on the surgeon's back, and pointing to the ceiling....
Oh and never mind the rant about the encrypted data. Imagine this: Google has more than 1 server. In fact, they have more than 100 servers. Some of them are operated in such a way that they can spawn hosted virtual servers at the click of a virtual button. So then, imagine Google (or more likely a rampant Googler) ramps up say 1000 virtual servers. That Googler knows how to parallelize workloads and runs a decrypt attack on your stale but encrypted data. The Googler soon finds out that 1000 is not enough, and employs a 1000 instances at the premises of competitioned giant Amazon. Et voila: 2000 servers working together on cracking your uhm our data.
So... go THINK before you burn down some commentary... Oh yeah: The first part of this post is uhm sarcastic?!