Choosing the Right Photo Storage
The number of photos stored on gadgets and in data warehouses around the world is increasing exponentially. We take dozens of photos, look back at them now and then, send them to friends and family, and may even print them. But most of us don't think about their long-term security.
For years, I used iCloud to backup the photos I took on my iPhone. iCloud is automatic, easy, and free. I believed that my photos would be backed up for good. But will they?
In reality, iCloud does nothing whatsoever to guarantee the permanence of your memories, even if you pay for their service. While your photos will probably still be backed up tomorrow, next year, and even beyond, what about when you grow old and stop paying? What if Apple decides to stop providing photo storage?
Section II(C) of the iCloud Terms and Conditions (https://www.apple.com/ca/legal/internet-services/icloud/en/terms.html) states that Apple does not guarantee that anything you store with them will not be damaged, corrupted, lost, or removed. In fact, the terms state that “it is your responsibility to maintain appropriate alternate backup of your information and data.” That seems incredibly counter intuitive to me.
When I found out about that, I immediately put my photos somewhere safe. I put them in my permanent FOREVER Account.
Most of us know that photo albums can be lost or damaged. Few of us know that hard drives usually last only a matter of years. But far too few of us know about the long-term unreliability of subscription cloud services. If you care about the preservation of your legacy beyond this decade and even this lifetime, as I do, iCloud and similar services are not for you. Hard drives are not for you. Photo albums and boxes of memories in your attic are not for you.
FOREVER is for you. It's time to create a private family network with FOREVER, the only photo storage provider on earth that guarantees permanence for your lifetime and beyond.
It's time to take control of your memories. It's time to join the movement toward permanence.