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DropBox have recently updated their Security Terms of service to inform you that, if required, they’ll decrypt your files and hand them over to law enforcement. While this doesn’t really present a problem for most of us, please be aware that storing your evil plans on DropBox is probably not a good idea… at all.

Here’s the wording from their security policy:

As set forth in our privacy policy, and in compliance with United States law, Dropbox cooperates with United States law enforcement when it receives valid legal process, which may require Dropbox to provide the contents of your private Dropbox. In these cases, Dropbox will remove Dropbox’s encryption from the files before providing them to law enforcement.

DROPBOX: We’ll Turn Your Files Over To The Government If They Ask Us To | Business Insider

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2 thoughts on “DropBox TOS Update: Will Turn Over Your Files to the US Government if Asked”

  1. Daniel Larsson says:

    I am an employee of SpiderOak Inc (https://spideroak.com) online backup and sync. We employ a 100% zero-knowledge approach to online storage and with client side encryption key creation NO ONE except the cridential holder of an account can decrypt the files stored. That includes spideroak employees who can never access a customer’s data.

  2. m4rkh says:

    I blogged, speculating on this very subject, 6 weeks ago. Looks like the suspicions were correct: http://m4rkh.posterous.com/personal-security-and-dropbox

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