Facebook Home: Keeping Us Connected or Keeping Track of Our Behavior?

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Facebook’s new phone app, Home, launched today and is causing quite a stir. Home is compatible with Android phones and comes pre-installed with the new HTC First. The app itself acts as a “skin” on top of Android’s current operating system. The functionality of this app is based on Mark Zuckerberg’s concept of putting people first and applications second. With that being said, Facebook Home makes it so that Facebook’s Cover Feed appears right on the home and lock screen, acting as the main page. This gives users ability to swipe left and right, directly on the home or lock screen,… Read more ›

Facebook Home: Keeping Us Connected or Keeping Track of Our Behavior?

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Facebook’s new phone app, Home, launched today and is causing quite a stir. Home is compatible with Android phones and comes pre-installed with the new HTC First. The app itself acts as a “skin” on top of Android’s current operating system. The functionality of this app is based on Mark Zuckerberg’s concept of putting people first and applications second. With that being said, Facebook Home makes it so that Facebook’s Cover Feed appears right on the home and lock screen, acting as the main page. This gives users ability to swipe left and right, directly on the home or lock screen,… Read more ›

Private Photos Should Remain Private

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A criminal investigation is ongoing at Taunton High School in Massachusetts involving the exposure of nude photos online. Though the police are keeping most of the details of the investigation under wraps, it has been reported that the investigation was sparked as a result of private photos posted online by at least one male student. Though incidents of this matter have occurred in the past, the severity of the situation results from current technology trends involving the excessive use of social media. As of today, there are more devices connected to the internet than there are people on Earth. (U.S.… Read more ›

What Does Privacy Mean Today?

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What does privacy mean today? In today’s society, the word ‘privacy’ is automatically associated with social media. Because there are so many outlets for people to connect and share information through the web, any content posted through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and so on are subject to scrutiny. There have been countless incidents of social media users losing jobs or running into legal issues as a result of undesirable statuses or photos posted through social media sites. While many of these social media sites have reacted to these incidents by giving users the option to apply more specific privacy settings to… Read more ›

Is Your Cloud Drive Really Private?

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Tom Murphyhttp://nbcnews.to/Wj0th4 On www.ncryptedcloud.com, Private is Private. We have no way of finding out what is on your Storage Is your cloud drive really private? Not according to fine print nbcnews.com If you upload a copy of a legally bought DVD to your cloud drive, could your provider label it as a copyright violation? What about a honeym… On www.ncryptedcloud.com, Private is Private. Our fine print does not say we can look for anything because we believe in Privacy.   Just that simple

Undeniable link between BYOD and cloud adoption

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http://zd.net/Xo7vRf  @Heathclancy We love the stats in this article. This is why we are free to consumers. Undeniable link between BYOD and cloud adoption Summary: IT solution provider CDW’s survey of close to 1,300 IT professionals offers deeper insight into the cloud decision-making process.   Almost three quarters of the IT professionals surveyed by CDW said their organization’s decision to take on cloud computing was “significantly influenced” by employees’ use of their personal mobile devices and related consumption of cloud applications. What’s more, approximately 68 percent of them reported that requests for cloud computing support had increased over the past two years, and 61… Read more ›

Microsoft picked as best Cloud Storage Provider

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om Murphyhttp://bit.ly/11TOES3 Microsoft Picked as Best, #ncryptedcloud developing fro SkyDrive now#dropbox available now at www.ncryptedcloud.com Who’s the best cloud storage provider? Microsoft, says Nasuni; but… gigaom.com So here’s an interesting tidbit. Nasuni, which manages cloud storage for small and midsized businesses, ran a set of exhaustive tests to assess the performance, availability and scalability of five major cloud storage providers. This is why we are developing for Skydrive now that our Dropbox product is available.

Containment is NOT an Issue

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Heard this quote today from one of our Enterprise prospects about BYOD BYOC (Bring your own Cloud) and Dropbox in particular. We have talked to companies that say “We block Dropbox” and we spend a considerable amount of time telling them “Why nCrypted Cloud makes Dropbox better” Some of them get it but the call we had today was refreshing, they got it from the start. We did not have to explain “Why we make Dropbox better” They told us, we want to let a subset of our 10,000 users use Dropbox but we need something better and we think… Read more ›

What is Privacy?

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Privacy From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Privacy is sometimes related to anonymity, the wish to remain unnoticed or unidentified in the public realm. When something is private to a person, it usually means there is something within them that is considered inherently special or personally sensitive. The degree to which private information is exposed therefore depends on how the public will receive this information, which differs between places and over time. Privacy partially intersects security, including for instance the concepts of appropriate use, as well as protection of information.” I think this says it well.  I want to keep lots of my information… Read more ›

Out of Stealth Mode

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We are finally out of stealth mode. Check us out at www.ncryptedcloud.com and use invitation code TM-FRIENDS