Cloud Computing and the World of Social Media

Cloud Computing refers to the use of third-party servers by millions around the world for data storage and processing. Anytime an individual or company is engaged in a social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter he or she is "In the cloud." Without the ability to use the cloud, social networking would be nearly impossible. The cloud allows for efficiency, speed, and unprecedented access to personal information, applications and other information. However, problems arise in the areas of privacy and litigation accessibility. In common law countries litigants are required to maintain "possession and control "of data and preserve it when required.

Provided by: Minnesota State University, Mankato Topic: Cloud Date Added: Feb 2012 Format: PDF

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