Dropbox Decryption

Popular online storage and backup provider Dropbox has changed their terms of service – apparently they want to reserve the right to decrypt the data that you’re storing on their service if the US government asks them to do so.

Independent of how intrusive this must be for non-US users, it’s an interesting reminder of how little control you have over data that resides “in the cloud”. Don’t worry, though. I’m sure that the software and process for decrypting user data is very secure, and complex, and will never be used by an outside intruder or a disgruntled insider. Safe as houses.

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