Ben Brooks discusses his recent search for Dropbox alternatives due to the fact that Dropbox stores encryption keys, which are susceptible to NSA “snooping”. He discusses BitTorrent Sync, ownCloud, and File Transporter, while also linking to other promising services.
With regard to BitTorrent Sync, which I (and apparently many others) brought to his attention over on App.Net, Ben enjoys the architecture that makes it naturally more secure. I originally brought it to his attention, in the vein of security, as a possible future replacement for email. However, BitTorrent Sync looks like a really great solution to many issue-laden technologies currently in use if it can simplify its processes and distance itself from the idea that all torrent-based technologies are illegal (a widespread misconception).
I have used Sync only marginally so far, but I have been impressed with what I have seen. After reading Ben’s accounts, I am interested in giving it more of an in-depth look in the near future.
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard