Vishwa Bandhu Gupta is a former Income Tax Commissioner for the Indian Government. He also discusses why Government should stay away from Cloud computing.
Vishwa: Did you know ... Or does anyone in India know that whenever a meeting is held, by any Board of Directors in America, In any room... that room is concealed for an hour [after the meeting]. Did you know that?
Vishwa: America has the technology.... that if you leave that room open...any person can bring in an audio machine which can recover the whole meetings' talks .... from the air. Because it is stored in the air... He can record everything. It stays there for an hour...
Vishwa: Third thing I should tell you...Nowadays, the American executives are instructed: "For God' Sake, after using your cellphones, don't sell them to scrap". Do you know how much they are selling for? This is what happens...You may take out the SIM card, this won't solve your problem... SIM card's data transfers into the battery...Please listen to me carefully. SIM card's data, It TRANSMITS. Please understand these processes.
Vishwa: There are so many shops in America just to purchase old phones. All they ask is "Son, Whose [Data] is it?". In America every cellphone company has instructed [users] when they purchase a new phone. Early, nobody knew about this. And if you look at this, you thing everything is in the SIM card. Everything is actually in the SIM card. But from the SIM card...if the battery has been in [the phone] for many days, most of it [data] is passed on. All the secret phone numbers are there...everything is there. And if you will look at this, you live in such a world...which has such technology...
Vishwa: And a fourth thing I should tell you: "The biggest of all: Today, the whole technological system is based on Cloud [CD-ing]". Did you know you don't need any software? For example, if you use Google Mr.Manesh...you see that you can save all your documents on your computer [cloud]. Google's whole software...Have you ever seen Google software CDs being sold?
Vishwa: All of it is in the Cloud[Cloud Computing] (point to the Sky). Its called "Cloud CD-ing". In this new era, all you need is a computer [terminal] which can be connected to the Cloud[Cloud Computing]. With that, all your software and documents will be there. [But] until now, no one has studied yet, Mr. Manesh. That whether during rain... or during a storm... will there be aberrations in it? Let say you made a unique Identity card, for some poor villager, but it was never tested. He gave it to you at that time.But this card won't be made from that [Cloud Computing]...because that would require you to go hundreds of miles in to the jungles. When you made the card there the cloud[Cloud Computing] was fine, the cloud that you seeded...there is a particular "cloud seeding"... the cloud[Cloud Computing] is seeded up there. The Cloud[Cloud Computing] had a certain situation in that climate. But when you started to check the Cloud[Cloud Computing]...where you check it, what if it was raining there? It will give you a fault, saying its not the same person. You would have to arrest him. Let say only 3% of [innocent] people are arrested, or 2%, or even 1%, you arrested the poor guy and held him over night. Where is the efficiency in this? These thing... this is biggest misfortune of our country. That a country like "Britain" who studied this for 8 years, rejected this idea...Saying that technologically we don't have the proof [reliability]. If there is a possibility of an error of 0.000001%. Then I am willing to accept the system. Because no system is 100% reliable.
Interviewer: But this whole system is messed up!
Vishwa: But if there is a 1% or 2% posibility [of error] then you arrested 2% of the guys unfairly and if 2% of the innocent guys are arrested then 2% of the criminals will get away [without consequences]. So this defeats the purpose.
Video Vishwa Bandhu Gupta Explains Cloud Computing