A version of this article ran in Information Week on 12/11/2014. Cloud storage might look like a cheap and easy way to store your files, but don’t be fooled.
The following originally appeared in GigaOm: For better or worse, cloud computing has rushed toward centralization, leaving us with few options for where our data can live. It’s time to consider more private alternatives to the centralized cloud. BitTorrent’s Erik Pounds explains why.