Enjoy the cloud!
E-cigarettes are a revolutionary new technology that has opened the door to a new, exciting era of vaping.
They can help smokers quit, boost their moods, help them stay active and even help them get through the day without getting sick.
But as the technology continues to gain traction, some users are still unsure about what to do if their e-cigarette is found by law enforcement.
And as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) prepares to release its draft regulations on cloud-based vaping, the company behind e-cigarettes like e-Liquids, Vapir, Vape Direct, and others are raising questions about the potential for cloud-related privacy issues.
What are cloud-storage devices?
Cloud-storage technology, which can store your personal data on your computer, smartphones, tablets, and other devices, allows devices like e cigarettes to be accessed without a physical location, according to the National Electronic Cigarette Industry Association.
Cloud-based storage also allows the devices to operate more discreetly, while also being able to store data for longer periods of time.
These devices are called cloud-enabled devices, which means that the user can download a cloud-powered version of an e-cig from the cloud.
How can cloud-encryption work?
Cloud encryption, also known as symmetric encryption, is a technique used to encrypt data sent between the device and the cloud, according the CPSC.
It prevents any third party from reading, viewing, or copying any information stored in the cloud without the user’s permission.
In some cases, cloud encryption can even allow devices to run on their own without any cloud-hosting software.
What happens if my cloud-encrypted device is found?
If your cloud-protected device is seized by law-enforcement officials and the device’s information is found in the possession of the authorities, the device can be seized and the user may be held in contempt of court.
This can result in jail time.
If you’re using a cloud device to vape and it is found and seized by the government, the cloud device may be destroyed.
This could mean that you will lose your cloud device.
What are the risks of cloud-sharing?
Cloud sharing can be a serious privacy risk for people who use e-cigs.
Cloud sharing allows users to share their cloud-connected device with others and to share it with others who have the same cloud-device.
This means that if your cloud encrypted device is stolen, you could be held responsible for it.
If your device is confiscated and the contents of the device are found in your possession, you may be forced to pay for the device itself, according a recent study by The Atlantic.
Cloud shared devices also can contain personal information, including your e-mail address and browser preferences, according The Atlantic article.
Cloud sharing also can expose your information to third parties who can use your information for commercial or personal purposes, according To the American Civil Liberties Union, which recently launched an investigation into cloud-shared devices, including cloud-dimming devices.
This information could be used for “unlawful commercial use or even unlawful personal information collection.”
How can I protect my cloud?
The most effective way to protect your cloud storage devices is to use an online firewall and to protect against malware and other threats.
Cloud protection also helps protect your device from being searched by law authorities or by any other government agency.
You can also keep your cloud devices encrypted.