Please read "Snow Crash" by Neal Stephensen. See http://www.booksamillion.com/ncom/books?pid=0553380958
SO worth it even if you're not particularly a sci-fi fan. I won't ruin it for you but the Cloud implications and data protection implications online and off are at once subtle and right up in your face.
To read the entire article at its source, please refer to Great Read for Fun for Cloud & Info Geeks