1. Jazmac's Avatar
    More reasons why I don't trust google.
    05-06-2014 09:56 PM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Its time to del my google account
    05-06-2014 09:59 PM
  3. Jas00555's Avatar
    Its time to del my google account
    I did that after they started showing my full name and profile picture in advertisements lol
    05-06-2014 10:02 PM
  4. jmshub's Avatar
    Its also important to note that Microsoft looks at users' data in onedrive, as they have suspended users for pictures containing pornography. I think these companies need to offer a secure version of these cloud storage sites, with the ability for RH user to hold the encryption keys. Especially in this day and age when these companies can be compelled to divulge the contents of a user's drive, but not even legally be allowed to tell anyone that they allowing federal agents into their storage.
    05-06-2014 10:09 PM
  5. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    More reasons why I don't trust google.
    Did you actually read the article? The problem is with referrer URLs and Dropbox's auth mechanism (or lack of same).
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    05-06-2014 11:26 PM
  6. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    Its also important to note that Microsoft looks at users' data in onedrive, as they have suspended users for pictures containing pornography. I think these companies need to offer a secure version of these cloud storage sites, with the ability for RH user to hold the encryption keys. Especially in this day and age when these companies can be compelled to divulge the contents of a user's drive, but not even legally be allowed to tell anyone that they allowing federal agents into their storage.
    A thousand times this. I want to have everything in my cloud storage encrypted with at least a 1024-bit key which is possessed exclusively by me.
    05-06-2014 11:27 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I don't store anything sensitive on any cloud services. My pictures aren't anything extremely personal (no pictures of people), and they aren't anything that I would care about anyone seeing.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    05-06-2014 11:31 PM
  8. tgp's Avatar
    More reasons why I don't trust google.
    I have a challenge for you: a PDF of my 2013 tax return is uploaded to at least one of my online storage accounts. Get it.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-06-2014 11:41 PM
  9. RavenSword's Avatar
    .....or dont store you tax return info in a cloud server. seriously, why would you do this?
    05-07-2014 12:57 AM
  10. mjrtoo's Avatar
    .....or dont store you tax return info in a cloud server. seriously, why would you do this?
    Why not?
    05-07-2014 01:07 AM
  11. RavenSword's Avatar
    Why not?
    Because of this very reason. Seriously, this isnt a google fault so much as its a we need cloud security to improve.
    05-07-2014 01:24 AM
  12. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    Can a mod delete this thread or edit the title? It's clearly misleading.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-07-2014 03:52 AM
  13. tgp's Avatar
    .....or dont store you tax return info in a cloud server. seriously, why would you do this?
    I put it there one day because my wife needed it for something. I was at work and she was at home. It was the most convenient way for me to get it to her. I suppose I should remove it, but I really don't know what's so secretive about it. The IRS, TurboTax, and other companies that we do business with already have it. I mean, I'm not going to hand it out, but if anyone wants it that bad, they can knock themselves out! I seriously doubt that anybody will ever see it there. It would be a waste of their time to read it.
    sleeve22, oditius and Slater_GS like this.
    05-07-2014 06:21 AM
  14. Jazmac's Avatar
    Did you actually read the article? The problem is with referrer URLs and Dropbox's auth mechanism (or lack of same).
    I put it here because I read it but feel free to defend a privacy breech. This for me a digital FYI to council others to be aware. I don't make the assumption that the average person using those services would understand a referrer url and blow everything else off. But they would get the big picture of a loss of personal data. I didn't write the story, I just report it.

    "But, when Intralinks looked at the data from Google Adwords campaigns that mentioned its competitors Box.com and Dropbox, they found something which shocked them: the fully clickable URLs required to access documents stored on the services, including some containing clearly sensitive information."
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    05-07-2014 09:02 AM
  15. TechFreak1's Avatar
    The ramifications of this is pretty huge, I mean mortgage applications contain a lot of sensitive data such as persons income, current place of residence, date of birth etc. To put simply in laymen's terms with this application potentially someone for example could commit fraud, target the user for burglary. Some people here don't understand this and are naive to think nothing may come of it. The risk far outweighs the benefits. Hence you should never put anything of sensitive and of financial nature in the cloud.
    Jazmac likes this.
    05-07-2014 09:32 AM

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