September 13, 2013

Ben Brooks on Dropbox

Ben Brooks discusses his recent search for Dropbox alternatives.

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.

link Dropbox BitTorrent

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