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comment Is it safe to keep semi-sensitive information in Dropbox?
...and then today beloved Dropbox has no passwords on anyone's files for four hours. dear oh dear.
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comment Is it safe to keep semi-sensitive information in Dropbox?
By analogy, what if Dropbox was based in China? Would you be happy with that? Even if you had nothing to hide? Of course you would!!! Like it or not China is benign and harmless compared to the post 9/11 police state U.S.A. Contrary to what Fox News tells you, the U.S. government does not spend $80 billion a year hunting the bin Laden. To 'intercept private and commercial communications and not military communications' was the verdict of the European Parliament in 2001. Just ask Airbus - after being snitched on I doubt they trust 'the cloud' when tendering against Boeing.
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comment Is it safe to keep semi-sensitive information in Dropbox?
The government broke PGP with 'Enigma' techniques. That was in the New York Times in 2002 - I don't have the citation to hand and I cannot claim for certain that I did not have involvement. There is a world of difference between armchair theory and wartime practice, whether that be WW2 or T.W.A.T. - The War Against Terror. At the time there was a lot of people that believed PGP was better than 'pretty good' for justification X, to all intents and purposes unbreakable. You overlook the human factor which is the crucial difference between theory and practice. Now sell me an unsinkable Titanic.
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comment Firefox address bar suggests wrong domain
...I get around that problem with a virtual machine running IE and bridged network adaptor.
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comment Can zipping a file break it?
+1 - as an example, save your Mac fonts on a network drive and then see how big they are from a Windows or Linux PC - 0 bytes! It is the resource fork thingy confusing the 'it just works' idea.