All sorts of cloud services want to get their hands on all sorts of private data these days.
Case in point today, Funambol — looks like a nice combination of cross-platform synchronization software, a bunch of open source software to build applications on top, and a probably useful web service. Now, do I trust this service with my address book?
Why, exactly, dear Funambol, do you think that I’d trust you with others’ home addresses and private phone numbers when you don’t even bother to take the elementary steps to keep my password and those data out of the hands of the attacker who’s probably sniffing the wireless network I’m using at the airport?
Come back when you’ve built a secure site. Right now, you’re not even getting past the smell test.