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[liberationtech] Is Dropbox opening uploaded documents?

Jon Lebkowsky jon.lebkowsky at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 12:47:48 PDT 2013


I followed your links, which said that someone filed a complaint with the
FTC. Nothing about the FTC suing Dropbox. Got a link for that?

~ Jon L.


On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:

> 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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