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Zero Knowledge Encryption

Explorer | Level 4

I find that many Cloud services offer encryption during transfer to the service and encryption at the destination.   Dropbox does this too.   Unfortunately, the keys used at the destination are available to Dropbox.   What would make Dropbox unique is if it would offer Zero Knowledge encryption at the client.   That way all files are encrypted at the client with the customer retaining the keys.   Why is this important?  There can be bugs during transfer even if encryption is used (remember the famous OOPS with caches on internet servers offering up unencrypted data?). Also, the government can force Dropbox to deliver user data (or it may be compromised by hackers).

Dropbox with Zero Knowledge Encryption would be a market leading solution that would drive a great preference over OneDrive, Google Drive and others.  It would be the only way I would be comfortable putting my files on the cloud.

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Dropboxer

Hey @PierreLeBear; I hope this finds you well.

 

I just dropped by to let you know that this idea is going to need some additional support before we can share your suggestion with our team. 

 

I’ve just updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

 

Cheers!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
Explorer | Level 4

You can look at product features via vote, or like Steve Jobs as a strategic decision.  He never worried about market research to drive innovation.  Google would struggle to copy this because they count on sifting through your information to place ads.   You are not encumbered by this with a subscription model.  

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