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Comment: No big deal (except the encryption part) (Score 2, Insightful) 176

by scottbomb (#47520319) Attached to: Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy

I don't need them to do "rich document rendering" (whatever the hell that is) nor do I need them (or anyone else to) index the contents of my files. All I want is for someone to STORE the shit and keep it synced between all my machines. Dropbox does this very well.

As for encryption, I don't have time for that nonsense. Anything sensative such as financials is kept locally on my own server or burned to a DVD and put in the closet. I couldn't care less if someone gets a hold of my vast collection of pictures and documents. It is private, but not going to hurt me if someone at the NSA starts snooping around.

Comment: And they think we'll trust them to drive us around (Score 2) 132

by scottbomb (#47426281) Attached to: How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business

Something similar happened to me recently. Google Maps led me to a business that was no longer there (if it ever was). A week or so later, I asked it about a Wells Fargo branch. It sent me to one about a mile away. Later on, I realized there was one just a block down the street from where I made the inquiry. Doh!

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