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Steve Wozniak  (Source: cultofmaccom.netdna-cdn.com)
He said we lose ownership of the content once it is stored in the cloud

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently said that he isn't a fan of the cloud because no one really owns the content that it stores.
 
Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with former CEO and the late Steve Jobs in 1976, spoke at "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" in Washington recently, where Mike Daisey hosted a two-hour expose of Apple's suppliers' factory working conditions in China. 
 
At this event in Washington, Wozniak spoke about several topics, including the controversial conditions for the company's workers in China. But the former Apple guru also had plenty to say about his dislike for cloud computing. 
 
"I really worry about everything going to the cloud," said Wozniak. "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.
 
"With the cloud, you don't own anything. You already signed it away. 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."
 
Apple's iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service that was released to the public in October 2011. It stores data such as music and photo files on remote servers for download to multiple devices like the iPhone and iPad. Other tech giants have released cloud services of their own as well, such as Amazon's Cloud Drive/Cloud Player and Google's Drive Cloud Platform
 
Aside from cloud talk, Wozniak went on to discuss matters like China's labor conditions for Apple's suppliers. He said he expects labor conditions to evolve as nations become more wealthy. 
 
"We know we (citizens and consumers) have a voice," said Wozniak. "We can speak (about labor conditions), but we can't act like, 'Oh, Foxconn is bad' or 'Apple is bad.'"
 
Back in January, The New York Times published a lengthy report accusing Apple of standing by while its supplier's factories in China repeatedly violated the code of conduct. Problems like long hours, too much overtime, factory conditions (a build-up of aluminum dust led to an explosion in a Foxconn factory that built iPads), and crowded dorms were just a few of the issues cited in the article. 
 
Apple CEO Tim Cook fired back at the Times, saying that he was outraged by these claims and that Apple cares about each and every one of its workers. Apple then voluntarily joined the Fair Labor Association (FLA), which exposes the company to rigorous, random checks of each factory throughout China. 
 
From there, the results are a little fuzzy. Auret van Heerden, president of the FLA, said in February that the Foxconn plants were "not so bad." However, a little over a month later, other FLA investigators found overtime, pay and safety violations in the Foxconn plants in China. 

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