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Max The Magnificent
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re: Protect and share your data - SafeSync for Home or Business
Max The Magnificent   4/25/2012 2:27:42 PM
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If you check the Dropbox FAQ they tell you all about the techniques they use to protect your data. There comes a stage where you have to trust someone. I personally trust sites like Amazon and things like the iCloud and DropBox

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David Brown   4/24/2012 2:33:59 PM
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And I am astounded by the number of people who don't value their privacy, and trust some third-party closed-source site to keep their data safe. If you want to keep your data private, make sure that /you/ encrypt it using known-good open source software before it leaves your machine.

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sharps_eng   4/23/2012 6:48:04 PM
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Are there any special controls preventing virus writers from writing 3rd-party add-ons for things like dropbox? This seems like a mile-wide data security gap. I am astounded by the number of people who don't value their privacy, to the extent that they trust 'free' services above even modestly-priced alternatives. Mind you, I do have a Gmail account; but would definitely pay something towards it if I could see how that would make it better.

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dsf74   4/23/2012 2:32:51 PM
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A few weeks ago, I got a request from my sister to store some files on my computer as a backup. She sent some pictures and videos, roughly 20+ gb, using an app called Binfer. I had to download the app and learnt in the process that this app does direct computer to computer file transfers and does not require uploading files anywhere. I did ask her why she would not use one of the so many cloud based sync/storage apps and her response was she does not trust the cloud. I guess new ways are appearing everday that make our life easier.

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phamous!   4/20/2012 5:18:03 AM
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Get and extra 500MG on top of the free 2GB with Dropbox by signing up using my referral link. You guys help me out and yourselves out at the same time! http://db.tt/iYSRpU7Q

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   4/19/2012 6:50:17 PM
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Cool Beans -- thanks for the heads-up -- Max

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Brian@BDH   4/19/2012 6:09:08 PM
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Hi Max, == Start SNIP == For example, it would be nice to not have to drag everything you wanted to backup into your DropBox folder … you sort of get used to having things where they are. == End SNIP == There are many add-ons available for Dropbox. I already use one called, "Dropbox Folder Sync addon", which does what you mention above. I have been using it for months for the reason you mentioned above an it works great! Download from here: http://satyadeepk.in/dropbox-folder-sync/ And, regarding the 2GB free limit... Remember to invite/refer your friends and relatives (and anyone that will listen) for additional free space - I am already up to 7.25GB of free space. Dropbox is GREAT! Thanks, Brian



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