Users of Bitcasa’s now-shelved “infinite drive” have a few more days to move their data to Bitcasa’s new system, thanks to a temporary restraining order granted by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
In his Weekly Update, David Linthicum, the Gigaom Research curator for cloud, ponders the rise of the “safe cloud”, which he envisions as offshore public clouds. These clouds would not be run by U.S. companies and therefore would theoretically reside beyond the reach of U.S. court-issued warrants. Theoretically, such ISPs would not be obligated to turn over customer data in response to such warrants, and so customer trade secrets and other sensitive data could be better guarded.
Verizon gave accounts of the subpoenas, security orders and warrants it received and the wiretaps it executed for law enforcement. But it said nothing on FISA, which it’s barred from reporting on.