MS - ALL cloud data NOT protected

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by CloneRanger, Jul 4, 2011.

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  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    No surprise to me anyway ! So many people have their heads in the cloud, so they might as well have their data in the same place too :p
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    May 11, 2011
    Of course it isn't. Why the hell would it be?

    edit: OK I must be missing something. Can you show me a service that laws don't apply to?

    And as with all services provided... you should do research before putting anything sensitive on it.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011
  3. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Nov 6, 2009
    Encrypt it yourself then.
  4. Baserk

    Baserk Registered Member

    Apr 14, 2008
    OK, so a service for European companies and citizens can be (and thus will be) scrutinized from top-to-bottom and inside-out by numerous US agencies and their employees.
    And that's supposed to be 'normal' to Europeans?
    As it would also be normal for US companies and citizens to be aware that all their cloud data, could be scrutinized by a Bulgarian customs agency employee, an Estonian financial oversight agency employee or a French local IRS employee? Don't think so...

    The point isn't of course that certain laws apply to certain services.
    It's pretty strange that more and more 'European' data/services fall under US laws.
  5. cm1971

    cm1971 Registered Member

    Oct 22, 2010
    This would be my suggestion for those that insist on using the cloud.
  6. rudyl

    rudyl Registered Member

    Jul 1, 2011
    And vice versa. Also California vs Georgia. The net is a jurisdictional nightmare. Stating the obvious.
  7. Spooony

    Spooony Registered Member

    Apr 30, 2011
    Ahaa I'm not from the states. My government still uses P4s that runs on XP. They're too busy buying themselves nice cars, big houses with the annual budget to buy state of the art ones. So me not worried
  8. jesusjesus

    jesusjesus Registered Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Well if the cloud service only had encrypted data which they don't have the key to then both the user and the cloud company are protected. Are there any cloud services like that?
    That is On the fly encryption between your computer and the cloud. Cloud never see's your files, and never knows the key.

    I know laspass works like that. They may have all your passwords and usernames but they have no way of decrypting it, so if they get hacked it really doesn't matter. I want a cloud service the same.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2011
  9. x942

    x942 Guest

    Wuala does that but it only use AES-128 Bit. for more PIE (Pre-internet Encryption) services watch some Security Now! from Steve Gibson at the GRC ( He has some pretty good suggestions on services that use it.
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