The privacy thing
There was a big news related to Dropbox a few days ago: Edward Snowden was concerned about Dropbox’s privacy and recommended SpiderOak instead.
I will point out a few things: I never know who can I trust. Dropbox is not encrypted, I know. But SpiderOak has a closed source client. So how safe am I with this client? I don’t know. I was among the people who quickly registered to SpiderOak and thought to cancel Dropbox (staying with the free option).
But then I thought: why should I cancel Dropbox? And use SpiderOak as my main cloud storage and sync service? I decided not to ditch Dropbox at the moment and will wait what will happen with Dropbox.
If you have sensitive data on Dropbox, encrypt it by using encrypted .dmg images. Or encrypt your files with scrypt (scrypt needs a nice OS X app that could encrypt and decrypt files on the fly by drag and drop).
My 1Password keychain is encrypted on Dropbox, that is the most important thing.
What will I do next? I will try the OS X SpiderOak client :).
UPDATE: I installed SpiderOak for OS X. Man, what an ugly client. Status: SpiderOak has been ditched.
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