News Dropbox Deceived Users Over Security

If you use Dropbox and have data you do not want anyone to see you may want to start thinking about removing the data.

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.

Full article and the filed complaint can be found at the source.

:source: Source: ZDNet
 

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I use it solely for stuff that I'm sharing publicly - I've never used it for anything I wanted to keep private, I use something else for that. :)
 
If you use Dropbox and have data you do not want anyone to see you may want to start thinking about removing the data. 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. Full article and the filed complaint can be found at the source. Source: ZDNet
cool stuff... keep up the good work man..... :D .. on the other hand:
Thank you for posting this. I'm switching from dropbox to spideroak now. Encryption ftw!
 

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