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Xbox Live has had regular issues for months. In December, Call of Duty players reported issues downloading certain items that they had purchased. That problem took weeks to fix. Around Christmas, a cyberattack brought down both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. In recent days, Xbox 360 owners have had more issues downloading themes and pictures for their profiles.
The errors range from minor to catastrophic and they often affect both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Today’s outage, at least for now, is limited to the older system.
originally posted by: darkbake
a reply to: Eunuchorn
There is a bigger issue here, this is just a taste as you said. We are so reliant on networking and cloud storage that an outage like this on a different scale could seriously affect peoples' daily lives.
Now imagine, if people are storing all of their information online, how permanent is that online storage? This might not just be a problem for us in the future, but for future historians, as well.
For example, I store my photos on Facebook under the assumption that Facebook will never go away. My grandfather stored his printed photos in photo albums, which remained decades after they were taken and are still around today. Will I be able to share my Facebook photos with my grandchildren?
originally posted by: Aldakoopa
All this new cloud stuff is frightening. I fear the day when household computers become "obsolete" because your computer needs could be satisfied by paying a monthly fee for a cloud computer where you just need a terminal connected to the internet, where all the terminals are run from some server... It's like socialism for computers, and it doesn't feel right.