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[liberationtech] Is Dropbox opening uploaded documents?

Joe Szilagyi szilagyi at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 08:47:09 PDT 2013


I assume that was directed toward me name dropping Dropbox. It wasn't; I 
thought they hyped at one point their encryption and "not accessing your 
files". I guess I was mistaken. This is what Wikipedia says:

"It also uses SSL transfers for synchronization and stores the data via 
AES-256 encryption, though this is done with Dropbox's own encryption 
keys, and not the users'."

For some reason I thought (incorrectly) that they lacked access/keys to 
the data. Another reason to roll your own or find a project that lets  
you encrypt around them I guess.

Anyway, it's all over the news now.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2048680/dropbox-takes-a-peek-at-files.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/dropbox-privacy-2013-9
http://blogs.csoonline.com/data-privacy/2777/dropbox-peeking-your-files

- Joe Szilagyi


On 9/14/13 4:20 PM, Bernard Tyers - ei8fdb wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 07:58:17AM +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>>>> Dropbox is pulling a Skype.
>>> no it's not, it's generating thumbnails. also this is advertising.
> Hi,
>
> I don't follow what you mean by advertising.
>
> Thanks,
> Bernard
>
> --------------------------------------
> Bernard / bluboxthief / ei8fdb
>
> IO91XM / www.ei8fdb.org
>
>
>

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