YouTube Hands over User Histories including user’s names and IP Address’

In March Viacom, filed suit against Google for more that $1 Billion in damages for allowing users to upload clips of copyrighted material.

“threatens to expose deeply private information,” says The Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Judge Orders YouTube to Give All User Histories to Viacom
Youtubelogo2 Google will have to turn over every record of every video watched by YouTube users, including users’ names and IP addresses, to Viacom, which is suing Google for allowing clips of its copyright videos to appear on YouTube, a judge ruled Wednesday.
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People’s lives are interrupted due to Website instability

Some people have begun to depend on websites like Facebook and MySpace, or YouTube or Skype. There are a lot of people that spend more time watching video’s and listening to music in online chat and blogs. There are more and more of these service’s and more weight on the servers. What happens when YouTube stops working, or Clipmarks hasn’t updated in 4 days. Twitter has been utterly crushed because of problems with updates and losing data.
There are more and more companies that are beginning to combine services on the same server setup. So when those servers go down, ALL of the services go down.
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Hey, Is This Site Down? The Toll of the Shaky Web
Companies like Google want us to store not just e-mail online but spreadsheets, photo albums, sales data and nearly every other piece of personal and professional information. That cloud-stored data is supposed to be more accessible and reliable than information tucked away in the office computer. Or at least, that’s the idea.
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