Lately I have been looking a lot into the risks and security aspects of cloud service. And to be honest, from a security perspective, cloud is not that new. Most of the risks associated with cloud services are actually exactly the same as those related to outsourcing, a subject I’m obviously quite familiar with. In that respect, the Free Software Foundation Europe is quite right.
Yet, saying that Cloud is just the same as outsourcing would not do justice to what is currently going on. There are really a few differences that set aside modern day cloud computing from classic outsourcing.