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Google Drive triples free storage to 15GB

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    If you want your cloud storage to be a little more out of touch, you might be interested in Wuala
    All files get encrypted and are stored redundantly. No one unauthorized - not even Wuala as the provider - can access the files.
    If you lose your key .........


    Wuala - Secure Cloud Storage - Backup. Sync. Share. Access Everywhere.

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I simply don't trust the companies to be as careful with my files as I am. They'll gladly take my money, but I'll bet there is no guarantee of safe storage.
    Yes that happens when a country shuts down a service there were quite a few angry users who had no back up of what they had in the cloud all GONE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I simply don't trust the companies to be as careful with my files as I am. They'll gladly take my money, but I'll bet there is no guarantee of safe storage.
    Yes that happens when a country shuts down a service there were quite a few angry users who had no back up of what they had in the cloud all GONE.
    I think that happened in New Zealand when the FBI worked with the New Zealand government to shut down Kim Dotcom (Megaupload). A lot of people lost access to their storage accounts and possibly all there stored files. Apparently this affects around 50 million people.

    Injustice Continues as Megaupload User Data Negotiations Go Bust | TorrentFreak
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    That is why I will never trust the cloud for backup you can never know what company will shut down there service just because.
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    The thing with MegaUpload was the fact it was hosting pirated and other copyrighted material. Obviously there were some that used it purely as storage for other nonproblematic things that were affected.

    I believe in the US, the FCC has basically claimed they have rights to cloud storage as they say it's pretty much public domain. So as long as the cloud service you're using doesn't readily allow distribution of files and links back to pirated/copyrighted material that the company isn't doing anything to stop or prevent, that's where it should be questionable. SkyDrive for example won't allow certain images to be hosted on their servers. I don't think you can upload .exes, I haven't tried.
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    Apparently there were all sorts of 'irregularities' in how the FBI and NZ government went about closing down Megaupload and I don't think Kim Dotcom has yet been found guilty of any crime. It was probably all started by the US motion picture and recording industry, which seems to have quite some influence in congress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Apparently there were all sorts of 'irregularities' in how the FBI and NZ government went about closing down Megaupload and I don't think Kim Dotcom has yet been found guilty of any crime. It was probably all started by the US motion picture and recording industry, which seems to have quite some influence in congress.
    MPAA... RIAA... Ugh.
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  8. #28


    I have 2 physical drives in my server and they sync daily. I keep 7 days worth of backups local on the server. I also keep 2 usb drives off-site, that I rotate and bring home monthly to run a robocopy backup job. I'm starting to move some stuff to the cloud as is easier and automatic, the biggest problem is my lack of upload speed at home..

    I don't worry about places like dropbox or skydive shutting down. Even if they did, the data they have is synced to at least one home computer, so as long as they didn't shut off their servers on the day I crashed, it would not be an issue..
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    Cloud storage is a good concept if you know how to use it. It is designed for people on the go who needs access to work related files. Although it can be used for personal backup storage, the possiblity of someone having problems with it is greater that the possibility of your house getting burned down to the ground. I have a safety desposit box in the bank and I can keep hard drives in there if I want to. But I don't see the need why I should. But I would definitely not take a chance with the cloud.
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    I still have 5 GB only.
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