Amazon Cloud has dark lining?

There seems to be some controversy developing regarding Amazons Cloud Drive and its privacy policy (or lack of one). Steven Vaughan-Nichols ZDNet Networking blog finds a reason not to rush to their cloud: "Amazon Cloud Drive sounds great, if you don't mind giving Amazon the right to do pretty much anything they want with your account and files." He claims smaller Cloud-based music players like  SoundCloud and Mougg, are all without "such draconian privacy standards." 

So if a big company bought one of these smaller Cloud music companies, would its founders see their privacy policy have to get cranked down similarly? Looking at software M&A leader Googles Gmail policy, it seems much friendlier and more carefully restricted. Or is music a special problem just for big companies, due to copyright enforcement issues, RIAA, or some related concern?

Posted by , Database Clerk on 30 March 2011
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