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Edward Snowden, Days Ago: 'Get Rid Of Dropbox'


And just days prior, speaking via remote at the New Yorker Festival, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden recommended that users drop Dropbox if they wanted to protect their privacy, according to TechCrunch.

"We're talking about encryption. We're talking about dropping programs that are hostile to our privacy. For example, Dropbox? Get rid of Dropbox, it doesn't support encryption, it doesn't protect your private files."

Instead of Dropbox, Snowden recommended SpiderOak, which can "do the same exact service but they protect the content of what you're sharing."

Dropbox, in a June blog post that's actually meant to honor Snowden's "revelations," insisted that "all files sent and retrieved from Dropbox are encrypted while traveling between you and our servers." But the difference between Dropbox and SpiderOak, as TechCrunch points out, is that SpiderOak can encrypt the data while it's still on your computer, whereas Dropbox only encrypts the data while it's on the company's servers or "in transit."

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