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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: I don't grasp the benefit ( ? )
Ann R. Thryft   7/30/2013 5:42:24 PM
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Thanks, Zippy, for that clear description.

A little background: Many online services we now use store data about us, or for us, in "the cloud" which means on someone else's server, not on your own PC or various storage devices immediately attached to it. For instance, if you use webmail from an ISP, that's the cloud. Lots of Apple users store their files of various kinds on Apple's iCloud. Amazon's music download service insists you store your music files on their server; that's the cloud (and the reason I don't use that service).

I, for one, want one of these, even though I don't have a lot of files online.

Zippy
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Re: I don't grasp the benefit ( ? )
Zippy   7/29/2013 9:29:50 AM
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The primary security advantage of this system is that your files are stored on your own current drives, rather than on a cloud server.  It's convenient that you can then share them with your other devices through a VPN (virtual private network), and they provide an app for your mobile devices to accomodate this, which you couldn't otherwise do.  This would, for example, give your iPhone access to more music and pictures than you could actually store on the phone itself, assuming your phone has internet access.  This is a very attractive feature for the plugged-in, data-heavy Facebook generation.

The security angle is just driven by the news cycle - your files are not on a cloud server where they could be hacked/subpoenaed without your knowledge.  If you believe that file transfer over the internet via VPN is a barrier to the big bad NSA, I won't burst your bubble.

NadineJ
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Re: I don't grasp the benefit ( ? )
NadineJ   7/28/2013 4:43:28 PM
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I agree.  I don't see the benefit.

Cabe-more background and analysis would have helped.  Right now, it reads like an ad for their Kickstarter campaign.

a.saji
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a.saji   7/28/2013 9:22:47 AM
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@Greg: True there is a high risk but then even with the 3D printer the risk is much more higher than this. Always when a new technology comes the risk is high.       

Greg M. Jung
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Re: I don't grasp the benefit ( ? )
Greg M. Jung   7/27/2013 8:54:19 PM
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It seems like terrorists can also purchase this device to temporarily stop the NSA from snooping on them.  I agree with Charles, how long before the NSA cracks this code?

a.saji
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a.saji   7/27/2013 11:37:01 AM
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@nortaboca: I think its cheap when you compare with some other devices which has very less features than this.      

notarboca
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notarboca   7/26/2013 9:34:53 PM
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Wow, what a mad rush on Kickstarter.  I am at a loss, though, as how this works like JimT asks.  Plus, I doubt a 79 dollar device is going to take that long to crack.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   7/26/2013 5:35:28 PM
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It's nice to think that a $79 device could stop the NSA. I do wonder, though, how long it would take NSA to defeat it.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   7/26/2013 5:08:26 PM
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Cabe- I don't get it ,,,, how is this device any different in use & application than simply placing a separate hard-drive on your network-?  There must be a gigantic difference I don't see, considering kick-starter has raised literally hundreds of thousands! What Am I missing-?



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