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Microsoft tells US lawmakers cloud has changed the game on data privacy, gets 10 info demands a day from cops

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With safe deposit boxes you have the only key, the bank cannot open your box without the assistance of a locksmith. That does not stop a third party bank-robber from breaking in but that's what insurance is for.

With cloud services you do not have ownership of the key. Yes you can (and should) encrypt content but metadata is always available and as any spook will tell you, metadata is where the most useful information is found.

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