"Meanwhile, the The Unofficial Apple Weblog reports
that MobileMe might be having a data leak and letting people
randomly see the contents of your address book. This is the kind of
nightmare scenario that cloud computing naysayers always seem to
bring up, but we quickly dismiss as not likely to happen. Well, it
did happen and it happened twice in one week.
"We're Not Talking an Outage Here
"Last month, I made fun of they hysteria that developed when
Gmail went down for a few hours in my post, The Day Gmail Stood
Still: A Tale of Horror, but losing a service for a few hours is a
minor annoyance. Losing your data? That's catastrophic and there is
no sugar coating it. That these two cloud computing doomsday
scenarios were perpetrated, not by some Mom and Pop cloud company,
but by two of the largest computing organizations, Apple and
Microsoft, makes the situation all that much worse."