A fierce storm is brewing in our treasured data clouds

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A fierce storm is brewing in our treasured data clouds

Meltdowns are becoming all too common, and they spill over into many aspects of the ‘real world’

Tom Hoggins

It was the day the internet suffered a meltdown. On an otherwise quiet Sunday last month, Snapchat failed, YouTube crashed and millions of Gmail users were left unable to log on to see their e-mails.

The chaos also spilt over into the “real world”.

Some smart products connected to the cloud, including Nest cameras, baby monitors and thermostats, stopped working...

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