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Articles tagged with: dropbox

Dropbox Got A Direct Competitor!

Dropbox no wonder has been a hit sync and storage solution, however it is now going to face a tough and direct competitor called RapidDrive. It integrates directly with the computer’s file system and provides local storage that later on syncs automatically with the remote servers.

Dropbox Moving To A Bigger Office

Dropbox is an application which allows users to share and sync files, data, videos and lots of stuff with other dropbox users sing your computer, phones and other devices. The company is growing very fast and now they are about to hire hundreds of people.

Dropbox company had decided to move their current office which is only 11,000 sq. ft. to a new office situated in San Francisco Market Street across the town to 185 Berry Street in China Basin which is around 85,000 sq. ft.. This is just down the street from AT&T park. The movement is planned next year.

Dropbox Can Access Your Files

It looks like Dropbox has deceived users about the security and encryption of its services in order to give them a boost. The FTC complaint filed against Dropbox for telling users that their files were completely encrypted and that Dropbox employees could not see the contents of the file. Contrary to what Dropbox was saying, Christopher Sohoian, a PhD student published data last month showing that Dropbox could see the contents of the files, putting users at risk of government searches, nosy Dropbox employees, and companies looking to slam individuals with copyright infringement issues.

Critical Security Flaw Found In Dropbox

If you’re unfamiliar with Dropbox, it is basically a tool that allows users to sync files between multiple computers and devices. To use the system, the user installs the software, points to a folder to be synchronized, and is then able to access those files among other computers or devices that he or she owns. A critical security flaw has recently been spotted that could expose users’ files to anyone and everyone on the web.

Dropbox Beta Users Enjoy Update

Dropbox was founded by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in 2007, and enjoyed seed funding from Y Combinator. Today, the “then-startup” is funded by Sequioa Capital, Accel partners, and Amidzad. Since the company went public in Q3 of 2008, Dropbox has attracted millions of users and are still growing. Their passion is “making a product that rocks and putting it in millions of people’s hands.”