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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Dropbox Alternatives for Linux Users - Datamation - 1 views

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    "Like many of you, I too have found myself wooed by the convenience of using Dropbox. It's cross platform, simple to setup and provides a cloud storage option for those who might otherwise be less inclined to store files off-site. In this article I'll explore alternatives to Dropbox for Linux users."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Pydio - An Open Source Alternative To Dropbox - Unixmen - 0 views

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    "About Pydio Having a private file server is always a best idea. Instead of saving your precious data in the third party servers and Cloud, why not turn your old system into a robust File server, put your data safely in it, and access them anywhere from any device? Sounds good? Let me introduce Pydio, an open source alternative to Dropbox and box.net."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Dropbox 3 for Linux Goes Stable With Qt UI, Set-Up Wizard - 1 views

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    "I'm sitting on 1TB of Google Drive storage and have 40GB going unused on OneDrive. And yet it's Dropbox, with my massive 2.5GB allowance, that I rely on daily. Why? Because it's cross-platform, a reason that will only strengthen my love of it when it (along with other cloud storage providers) gains native Chrome OS file manager support next year."
Paul Merrell

​'Hostile to privacy': Snowden urges internet users to get rid of Dropbox - R... - 0 views

  • Edward Snowden has hit out at Dropbox and other services he says are “hostile to privacy,” urging web users to abandon unencrypted communication and adjust privacy settings to prevent governments from spying on them in increasingly intrusive ways. “We are no longer citizens, we no longer have leaders. We’re subjects, and we have rulers,” Snowden told The New Yorker magazine in a comprehensive hour-long interview. There isn’t enough investment into security research, into understanding how metadata could better be protected and why that is more necessary today than yesterday, he said.
  • Edward Snowden has hit out at Dropbox and other services he says are “hostile to privacy,” urging web users to abandon unencrypted communication and adjust privacy settings to prevent governments from spying on them in increasingly intrusive ways. “We are no longer citizens, we no longer have leaders. We’re subjects, and we have rulers,” Snowden told The New Yorker magazine in a comprehensive hour-long interview. There isn’t enough investment into security research, into understanding how metadata could better be protected and why that is more necessary today than yesterday, he said.
  • The whistleblower believes one fallacy in how authorities view individual rights has to do with making the individual forsake those rights by default. Snowden’s point is that the moment you are compelled to reveal that you have nothing to hide is when the right to privacy stops being a right – because you are effectively waiving that right. “When you say, ‘I have nothing to hide,’ you’re saying, ‘I don’t care about this right.’ You’re saying, ‘I don’t have this right, because I’ve got to the point where I have to justify it.’ The way rights work is, the government has to justify its intrusion into your rights – you don’t have to justify why you need freedom of speech.” In that situation, it becomes OK to live in a world where one is no longer interested in privacy as such – a world where Facebook, Google and Dropbox have become ubiquitous, and where there are virtually no safeguards against the wrongful use of the information one puts there.
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  • In particular, Snowden advised web users to “get rid” of Dropbox. Such services only insist on encrypting user data during transfer and when being stored on the servers. Other services he recommends instead, such as SpiderOak, encrypt information while it’s on your computer as well. “We're talking about dropping programs that are hostile to privacy,” Snowden said. The same goes for social networks such as Facebook and Google, too. Snowden says they are “dangerous” and proposes that people use other services that allow for encrypted messages to be sent, such as RedPhone or SilentCircle.
Paul Merrell

Dropbox: Condoleeza Rice appointment won't alter privacy pledge - CNET - 1 views

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    The straw that broke this camel's back. On top of having an absolutely horrible security model, Dropbox elects Condi Rice to its board of directors. I just completed transfer of my files to another service (in the E.U. where U.S. court orders don't reach) and deleted my Dropbox account.  
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

ownCloud.org | Your Cloud, Your Data, Your Way! - 1 views

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    "ownCloud is perfect for use inside your company. Your data on your servers, under your control. ownCloud Inc offers Business and Enterprise editions with extensive support. "
Paul Merrell

DropSmack: Using Dropbox to steal files and deliver malware | TechRepublic - 0 views

  • I was perusing the seminar briefing website from this year’s Black Hat EU, fishing for potential article topics, when I came across a briefing note titled “DropSmack: How cloud synchronization services render your corporate firewall worthless.” Feeling a nibble, I read the briefing. Right away, I knew I hooked a keeper: “The contributions of this presentation are threefold. First, we show how cloud-based synchronization solutions in general, and Dropbox in particular, can be used as a vector for delivering malware to an internal network.” The other two contributions were as eye-opening: Show how the Dropbox synchronization service can be used as a Command and Control (C2) channel. Demonstrate how functioning malware is able to use Dropbox to smuggle out data from exploited remote computers.
Ella Harris

Learn how to backup your google mail attachments to Dropbox and Gdrive using Insync - 0 views

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    Don't you wish to save and sync all your Gmail attachments in one place? Insync for Gmail you to do that. It helps you sync, organize and backup all Gmail attachments to Google Drive or Dropbox with the use of labels.
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