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[Wired]Dropbox Lied to Users About Data Security, Complaint to FTC Alleges

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Dropbox, the wildly popular online storage system, deceived users about the security and encryption of its services, putting it at a competitive advantage, according to an FTC complaint filed Thursday by a prominent security researcher.
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This is pretty major. Cloud services are looking less desirable with all the recent publicity going around.
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not to mention caps on data by ISP's are killing the cloud concept.
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ru-roh....
glad i didn't use it for much, found it to be more of a hassle than a benefit.
Then again I do have crap for upload speeds.
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Uh oh... that's not good.
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Of course, it's the flaw of cloud based services. I personally liked the file deduplication process, but of course I didn't keep anything too personal in there.

Honestly, this is far more of a concern to me than Dropbox's staff being able to have access to my files, which, well, I knew already.
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Lol I just started using it a few days ago for a research project. Good thing, we didn't use it for any sensitive data.
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EVERYTHING I have on Dropbox is in the Public folder. Always has been so.
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lastpass, dropbox, what next? mozilla?
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post #9 of 61
Oh ****, I use Dropbox. Guess I'm uninstalling now.
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
Oh ****, I use Dropbox. Guess I'm uninstalling now.
That was my first reaction, but to be honest I only use it for school stuff anyway...


But yeah, clearly cloud computing regulations will need to be established before it can take off as an industry.
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