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Google Drive is here!

April 25, 2012

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Your Google Drive is not ready yet Well, almost here… Here is a quick comparison on some of the remote storage and file sync solutions that I consider important: Online Service Win Mac Linux Android iPhone Web Client-side Encryption Initial Space Client Source Server Source Google Drive Yes Yes No Yes Soon Yes No 5GB […]

Using getmail to backup Gmail on Linux

July 17, 2011

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Even though Gmail has been proven quite reliable over the years, there have been isolated episodes of data loss. In any case, I backup my mail locally: better safe than sorry. On my Linux machine I use “getmail” to download my mail through POP and store it in a single “mbox” file. First of all, […]

Security bug management done right: Tarsnap

January 20, 2011

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Tarsnap (http://www.tarsnap.com/) is a backup solution with emphasis on security; it is conceived, developed and maintained by a single author (Colin Percival). To put it simply, the user downloads and runs an open-source client software that encrypts the data to be saved, and copies it on remote servers recurrently. No one except the user can […]

Secure remote storage using sshfs and encfs

August 23, 2009

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I was particularly impressed by Dropbox and its ability to backup, retrieve and share files so easily, but I am quite concerned about the security issues deriving from having your files on a remote, closed-source system. I think that a good remote storage solution should prevent the owner of the storage server from accessing private […]

Social Earthquakes

August 11, 2009

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The users of the Web 2.0 rely on many sites to discover, share and publish content. But these days I think that many people felt the earth crumble under their feet, when they found out that the sites they rely on are in an unstable situation. For example: The URL shortener http://tr.im/ is closing. Friendfeed […]