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    Dropbox legally owns all of your files

    Dropbox, a popular tool used for sharing files between computers and friends, recently updated their Terms of Service. They attempted to reduce

    some of the tedious legalese in order to make it easier for normal people to understand. It appears that they have succeeded in that mission and in

    the process have taken ownership of every file that uses their service. The section relating to “Your Stuff & Your Privacy” spells out the policy

    change as follows:

    “By submitting your stuff to the Services, you grant us (and those we work with to provide the Services) worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable rights to use, copy, distribute, prepare derivative works (such as translations or format conversions) of, perform, or publicly display that stuff to the extent we think it necessary for the Service. You must ensure you have the rights you need to grant us that permission.”

    This broad terminology is frightening for end users because it clearly lets Dropbox take a person’s work, whether it is photographs, works of fiction, or

    scientific research, and gives the company the right to do whatever they want with no recourse from the original owner. Indeed, the company’s blog

    is full of concerns from users
    and many posts are claiming that they will be closing their accounts.

    Dropbox has had a large number of security issues come up in recent months. Last month, a bug was discovered that allowed users into any account .

    In April it was discovered that Dropbox uses a simple database table for security and that an attacker can simply recreate the rows on their own

    machine to secretly access another user’s file. Also in April, Dropbox attempted to shutdown an Open Source project that exploited the security issue.

    As with any provider, it pays to read the terms of service. In many cases, they will surprise you.

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    Just read the blog and the TOS. Man that is going to make some people angry but it is kind of expected (not all of it) but things like them with files on a cloud based service. luckily i just have random android junk in there and themes and apk's transfered from phone to comp or vice versa



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    Dropping Drop Box. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cory46 View Post
    Just read the blog and the TOS. Man that is going to make some people angry but it is kind of expected (not all of it) but things like them with files on a cloud based service. luckily i just have random android junk in there and themes and apk's transfered from phone to comp or vice versa
    Hey Cory, whats your workaround of choice? I dont use DropBox, but have been seeking an easy way to get files PC to droid, maybe back from the road. Drop sounded awesome, and then this news...sigh

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    ha I really don't know its what I've always used.. there are others like sugarsync i think its called and spideroak I think.. I'm not really sure to be quite honest. I wont quit using it as of right now but it is kinda shicety that this happens after all the issues the op stated above



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    "Awesome Drop" app from the Market.
    labs.dashwire.com to transfer via web from your PC.

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    I will also continue to use it, all I use it for is droid related things and "stuff" that didn't belong to me in the first place.....don't be foolish and use any cloud type service for personal or original media.

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    Yeah don't go putting your social security number in any cloud service haha

    I haz interwebz



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    Quote Originally Posted by swalker View Post
    I will also continue to use it, all I use it for is droid related things and "stuff" that didn't belong to me in the first place.....don't be foolish and use any cloud type service for personal or original media.
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    Understood, thanks guys
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