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[liberationtech] Is Dropbox opening uploaded documents?

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Mon Sep 16 10:30:45 PDT 2013


On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 08:47:09AM -0700, Joe Szilagyi wrote:
> I thought they hyped at one point their encryption and "not
> accessing your files". I guess I was mistaken.

They used to claim that "dropbox cannot access your files", but after
Chris Soghoian and others pointed out that this was not true, the FTC
sued them for false advertising.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/05/dropbox-ftc/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dropbox_%28service%29#Privacy_concerns

So you were only wrong in that you believed what a company falsely
claimed about the security of their proprietary product.  (Sounds like a
familiar story.)

-andy



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