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Windows 7: Dropbox 'deceived' users: Files are open to government searches

17 May 2011   #1
A Guy

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Dropbox 'deceived' users: Files are open to government searches

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Dropbox, one of the favourite cloud synchronisation services available for free, ‘deceived’ its users about the security and encryption of its cloud storage services.

A complaint made to the Federal Trade Commission suggests Dropbox employed “deceptive trade practices” by putting it “at a competitive advantage”, with users being told that that Dropbox employees could not access your files or data when they could. It also meant that as files were able to be decrypted by employees.

David Gewirtz’s assertions were correct. You shouldn’t use Dropbox if you have something to hide.

Data held in Dropbox was and still us vulnerable to inspection by U.S. authorities.
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18 May 2011   #2
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The cloud, at it's finest.

It's only just begun...
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18 May 2011   #3
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Personally I don't have anything to hide, but I just can't fathom trusting my personal data with an online backup service. An employee could easily decrypt your info and search for things such as financial data. A whole new era of identity theft is what I see coming.
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18 May 2011   #4
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nitroman84 View Post
Personally I don't have anything to hide, but I just can't fathom trusting my personal data with an online backup service. An employee could easily decrypt your info and search for things such as financial data. A whole new era of identity theft is what I see coming.
You encrypt your stuff before you upload it, then there is nothing they can do.
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