Is it it risk to install cloud client software?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by 660207, Oct 26, 2013.

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  1. 660207

    660207 Registered Member

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    Hallo,

    what do you think generally about installing client cloud software from Dropbox, GoogleDrive etc. Isn't it a risk? I think, that there is no control for people, what this software really does in the background (spying, scanning HDs ...). So isn't it better to renounce installing it?
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    There's the same risk with any software that has internet access.
     
  3. Nebulus

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    J_L is right, the danger exists with any internet application. In the end it is your choice if you trust that service provider (Dropbox, Google, etc.) or not.

    You should consider if you really need it, and if not, you shouldn't install it!
     
  4. 660207

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    Yes, but Google (for example) is known as data-collector No. 1. So, I'm not sure to open companies like them every door to my data.
     
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