Why anyone would expect any reasonable levels of privacy for data in a “Cloud” is beyond me, especially from the eyes of anybody, or any government not rooted in Individual liberaties and that would include both the Obama Administration and a hypothetical Romney Administration.
Somebody here at FR recommended this service a few months ago, and I think it is one of the coolest things I ever saw. Quick and easy to download, and it blocks everything, INCLUDING all Google tracking, with no effect on computer performance.
How does that compare with Dropbox.....I’ve been using Dropbox for awhile, and see no reason to switch.
From a related topic here:
In The "Duh" Department (Online Privacy)
In other words, the is no expection of privacy when dealing with any online service - unless otherwise contractually specified!
Google and Obama are BFF’s. They donate boat loads of cash and Obama uses them for breaching privacy laws.
Anyone remember the (US) issue with telecom providers helping the Bush Admin, and liberals here in the US getting up in arms about it? Or warrantless searches under Bush? Liberals are nothing but the big, fat hypocrites they call conservatives.
The lesson here is that if you want to use cloud storage, roll your own. It’s cheap and easy. I use Tonido. You could also use PogoPlug or another type of NAS.
It never ceases to amaze me how virtually everybody who uses popular web services is clueless about the privacy risks. Nobody understands that the government can raid your cloud storage. Nobody understands that Facebook OWNS content you post. It’s downright depressing!
From a privacy standpoint, I’m less concerned with them giving data to law enforcement (they can be forced to do so via subpoena anyway) and more concerned with the fact that the terms grant them the right to create derivative works from your data.