Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Beware the cloud

Catholic deacon William Steven Albaugh was arrested for storing child porn on his Verizon Online Backup and Sharing account. Verizon identified the offending material during some kind of content sweep and notified the authorities.

Verizon detected the pornographic images stored in Albaugh's Verizon Online Backup and Sharing account. The company reported his account to Center for Missing and Exploited Children, who in turn passed the information to Baltimore County law enforcement. Police investigating the case found files both on his Verizon account and on a flash drive, and authorities seized two PCs and an iPad. Albaugh said he used the iPad to view "nudist websites that include pictures of children," The Baltimore Sun reports.

Source: Verizon turns in Baltimore church deacon for storing child porn in cloud

I'm conflicted. I'm happy with that another Catholic pervert was captured. I'm unhappy the privacy aspects of the story. Is somebody watching what YOU load up in that happy place called the cloud? What do you keep in the cloud?