Speaking to an audience in Washingston this week, Wozniak said, “I really worry about everything going to the cloud. 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.”
Wozniak, also highlight the issue of data ownership and uploading files to a third-party service. “With the cloud, you don’t own anything. You already signed it away," he said. “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."
Wozniak made the comments during an on-stage discussion with performer, Mike Daisey, after a staging of his show 'The Agony and Ecstacy of Steve Jobs' in Washington, which addresses labour conditions in Apple manufacturing plants in China.
Wozniak's concerns about Cloud computing echo a story this week, in which Wired tech journalist, Mat Honan, blamed Apple's tech support for allowing a hacker to breach his iCloud account through social engineering. The hacker then wiped Honan's iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air devices and took control of his Gmail and Twitter accounts.