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Ryan Lawler 12/5/2012 | 3:50:26 PM
re: 2Wire Connects the Home If I use the 2-wire device as my storage hub for all my computers in the house, will Comcast or AT+T will potentially have access to all of my personal data?

The service would be an opt-in add-on for end users, so it's not like service providers would be backing up customer data without their approval -- or even their choosing to use the service.

But I asked about privacy and copyright-infringement implications and was told that there would be privacy policies in place. Media backups would be encrypted and treated as data, and service providers wouldn't be peeking into what was saved as part of those backups.
Ryan Lawler 12/5/2012 | 3:50:26 PM
re: 2Wire Connects the Home If I use the 2-wire device as my storage hub for all my computers in the house, will Comcast or AT+T will potentially have access to all of my personal data?

The service would be an opt-in add-on for end users, so it's not like service providers would be backing up customer data without their approval -- or even their choosing to use the service.

But I asked about privacy and copyright-infringement implications and was told that there would be privacy policies in place. Media backups would be encrypted and treated as data, and service providers wouldn't be peeking into what was saved as part of those backups.
tsat 12/5/2012 | 3:50:26 PM
re: 2Wire Connects the Home
If I use the 2-wire device as my storage hub for all my computers in the house, will Comcast or AT+T will potentially have access to all of my personal data?

Or, will I need 2 network storage devices: One owned by my service provider, and one for my own private data?

I am sorry, but I really don't want Comcast intruding in on my home network any more than they already do.

-tsat
scs_reader 12/5/2012 | 3:50:25 PM
re: 2Wire Connects the Home Why do I have to keep putting more boxes from the SP into my network to do this when their are already software applications on the market that allow me to do this with an existing PC in my network. It seems like the Router guys are desperate to come up new hardware products that, well, make them more then "Router" guys.
catalyst 12/5/2012 | 3:50:25 PM
re: 2Wire Connects the Home There should be compartmental type of arrangement on the box. A partition for service providers for always reachable to manage the box (upgrading/downgrading the SW, may be for activity log collection, or even isolating ISP network from consumer etc) and another partition for consumer. This type of design will easy all the pain.

Does it sounding like the need for 'Real-time Virtualization'?

-catalyst
spelurker 12/5/2012 | 3:50:23 PM
re: 2Wire Connects the Home > Does it sounding like the need for 'Real-time Virtualization'?

No it doesn't. Not even a little.
^Eagle^ 12/5/2012 | 3:50:22 PM
re: 2Wire Connects the Home Ryan,

you stated in your post: "The service would be an opt-in add-on for end users, so it's not like service providers would be backing up customer data without their approval -- or even their choosing to use the service.

But I asked about privacy and copyright-infringement implications and was told that there would be privacy policies in place. Media backups would be encrypted and treated as data, and service providers wouldn't be peeking into what was saved as part of those backups."

Do you REALLY believe that?! If so, then you are a perhaps a bit more naive than I would have hoped for a writer in our industry. Considering that virtually all the carriers rolled over and gave confidential information and communications for almost all users in USA (both voice and data and web browser usage) to George W's spying organizations (illegally I might add); how can you take the vendors' word for it that "service providers wouldn't be peeking"???

Come one now. How about a bit more objective analysis and reporting? Not simply repeating the press from the supplier.

If you truly believe the carriers won't peek then I have some very scenic land to sell you in south Louisiana!

sailboat
thirdlife 12/5/2012 | 3:50:22 PM
re: 2Wire Connects the Home Actually, it sounds exactly like a use case for a virtual appliance.
DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 3:50:22 PM
re: 2Wire Connects the Home re: "I know these people would rather change SPs than to bring more 2wire goodness into their realms. I know there is at least one biggie SP in the US that provides 2wire boxes - not sure which."

AT&T provides them in the U.S. as part of U-verse. BT also provides them for some of its services.
somedumbPM 12/5/2012 | 3:50:22 PM
re: 2Wire Connects the Home I have never had one of their boxes myself, but I have heard the name from my online buds many times - always preceeded by several expletives.

Before a timeconsuming online event, there is usually a prayer service held to the 2wire gods in an attempt to keep them appeased and as not to interrupt the event causing a lot of ivested time trashed.

I know these people would rather change SPs than to bring more 2wire goodness into their realms. I know there is at least one biggie SP in the US that provides 2wire boxes - not sure which.

My SPs have always provided Westells and I consider them to be nothing special, but sufficient.
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