Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dropbox FTC Complaint - users cheated

Dropbox The most popular online storage system Lied to Users About Data Security.

Dropbox which have 25 million users  is not complete their promises.

As per wired,drop box said until April 13
Dropbox employees aren’t able to access user files, and when troubleshooting an account, they only have access to file metadatafilenames, file sizes, etc. not the file contents). (
now the site says

Dropbox employees are prohibited from viewing the content of files you store in your Dropboxaccount, and are only permitted to view file metadata (e.g., file names and locations).
they also added that
Like most online services, we have a small number of employees who must be able to access user data for the reasons stated in our privacy policy (e.g., when legally required to do so). But that’s the rare exception, not the rule. We have strict policy and technical access controls that prohibit employee access except in these rare circumstances. In addition, we employ a number of physical and electronic security measures to protect user information from unauthorized access.

There's a Complaint made to FTC Alleges about can see it on this Pdf file.

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