Can you trust a copy cloud?Author: will | Filed under: cloud computing, Links, privacy, security, technology
Given recent headlines, I'm not sure that I can trust
Copy are, yet another online cloud based file storage service, like and Microsoft's Skydrive. Or rather they are yet another American on-line file storage company. You get 15GB if you sign up and if you use a referal link like https://copy.com?r=F2qATm you (and me) get an additional 5GB of storage space.
The reason's for not trusting? Its hard to say. I mean, the parent of Copy.com make the open source Clam Antivirus product. But back doors were recently discovered in their VPN product. Then again a lot of big multinationals trust them for their backups.
The other thing is that its yet another American storage database for perusal by certain three lettered groups.
Then again, it is 5GB, and it is a reason for me to start playing with encryption.
Trust is a tricky thing, it takes years to build, and its destroyed within a single second. And once doubt exists, its hard to accept. Still I must look in EU and Scandinavian based solutions like Norway's JottaCloud. They are outside the jurisdiction of a lot of folks.
You just need to trust all the steps to the cloud first. Or pre-encrypt. The search of security is not over yet…
This is a Loose Bloggers Consortium post on the theme of “It’s not over yet”, but it may as well be on “Trust”.
To find out that the others in the consortium think, check out, …
Delirious, Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox OCD writer, Padmum, Paul, Ramana, The Old Fossil, Grannymar.