The Cloud: What is it and how does it work?

By KBJR News 1

September 3, 2014 Updated Sep 4, 2014 at 3:23 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- After nude pictures of select celebrities were reportedly leaked online, many are proceeding with caution about what they share with people on what is known as "the Cloud."

"Doesn't' the cloud just save everything for you? Kind a like where all your pictures go and where everything that you put on the internet goes?" ask Danielle Ryan, a computer user.

"It's everything that is in the internet, everything is connected, servers are talking to each other, other functions, apps, everything is connected. That's the cloud," said Coy Christmas, CEO of Fasetto

In Duluth, Involta, is working to protect the data of its customers who use the cloud.

"We're really, kinda the box around the cloud if you will," said Lucas Mistelske, Data Center Manager. "Service providers who provide cloud based offerings would locate their services inside a center like ours."

Experts warn anything you do on the internet will be out in cyberspace and if you are not using security measures, your data becomes vulnerable.

"Everything is so free, we can just upload and download we can do all these things we just have a trust that it's private and its not," said Pamela Hunter, a computer user.

Now, one Superior company is doing something new to make sharing data more secure.

"We allow you to text message with somebody in the program, as well as send pictures, video, whatever you want. However, you control that information in the sense that once you send it to somebody you can actually retrieve it off of all their devices," said Christmas.

Experts say one simple way to protect some of your data is to make sure you use complicated passwords and change up your passwords every couple months.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.
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