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Old May 20th, 2019, 11:47 PM
Buzz Buzz is offline
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Online backup SEEMS like a good idea... until you start storing more than a gigabyte... or dozens of gigabytes.. then trying to restore from such a backup, not only chews up possible bandwidth allotments from an ISP, but can take DAYS or even WEEKS. With local backups, it's just a matter of hours most of the time.

And yeah.. I detest Google/Apple/Microsoft/Facebook/Twitter/Samsung/Sony and any other company making my personal information a tradable commodity without compensating me in the least. It's one thing to think that you aren't "secure' with one of these services, it's another to realize they are making billions from such personal information and not paying any taxes due to legal strategic loopholes. So, they aren't even helping to support the users they are getting rich off of.
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