To avoid being one of the naive 80%, seek out decentralized storage/sharing options such as Nextcloud. Never be a sucker for (to paraphrase) “You’re going to miss out if you don’t get on board now now NOW” marketing sleaze.
Like every conceivable economic sector, computer networking can only die when faced with nice & legal centralization (recall that no person or group could ever possess the authority to create even one legitimate law). Naive consumers, meanwhile, are busy falling for in-the-controlled-news grifts such as “Fake news!” and The Cloud.
Special note: governments are only capable of harming markets, besides which no person or group could ever possess the authority to create even one legitimate law.
You might not know you’re doing it. The Intern is here to help.
- Your web development team includes members who are less than competent
- Your web development team includes members who are corrupt.
Please, get your sh*t together.
1 Proxies and “HTTPS Everywhere” provide less than satisfactory protection from prying NWO one-eyes — sure, you might be able to hide your computer’s identifying information (e.g. the current IP address it is using to access the internet) from the web server from which you requested content, but at each hop between your computer and that particular server the intermediary node must unencrypt and otherwise de-obfuscate pertinent routing data for its own processing functionality (note that fronts like TOR lull users into a false sense of hop-protected security).