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Woz sees horrible problems with the cloud
Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak isn't exactly bullish about the overhyped cloud.
"I really worry about everything going to the cloud. I think it's going to be horrendous. I think there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years," Wozniak recently told reporters in a statement quoted by News.com.au. "With the cloud, you don't own anything. You already signed it away... [Personally], I want to feel that I own things. A lot of people feel, 'Oh, everything is really on my computer,' but I say the more we transfer everything onto the web, onto the cloud, the less we're going to have control over it."
Wozniak's concerns about the cloud were illustrated this past weekend when Wired writer and former Gizmodo journalist Mat Honan confirmed that his iCloud account had been hijacked, allowing hackers to wipe his iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air.