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    News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    Yes, that's 10TB not 10GB.
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    Re: News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    "...or just hide their spying activity better than the Americans."

    Great but dont store anything personal, else perhaps:
    "all your data are belong to us"

    Not that that might be any different to any of them of course...

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    Re: News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    All your data are belong to us?

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    Re: News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    old old pun from the start of the gaming

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_your_base_are_belong_to_us

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    Re: News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?
    Erm, thanks, but no, I don't fancy it all all. Not even a little bit.

    I'm not putting my data in the cloud. Period. And for all that I trust neither the US government nor US-owned corporates, though for different if overlapping reasons, I trust Chinese companies far less.

    But even more important than natural paranoia about the cloud, the single biggest reason why I'm not trusting cloud services with my data is that I don't trust my British ISP to give me a reliable internet connection when I need it, and at a decent speed.

    My data is staying on MY machines, under MY control, with MY backup procedures. End of story.

    So regardless of how much space is available on this or any other cloud service, be it Chinese, Google, MS or whomever the hell, now or in the future, and even if they pay me, no, I'm not interested.

    In case I'm being a bit ambiguous, that'll be a "no" then.

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    Likewise with Saracen, I'm hesitant to even go the NAS route rather than building my own Linux box to replace this old scrapper. I'm not certain what software is running on those devices or what kind of jiggerypokery they do to make their mobile apps work or how secure they are. Although they look very useful, I still have trouble trusting governments and companies not to go rifling through my stuff.
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    Re: News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    I wonder why the average person would need 10TB of storage not on their computer?


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    Re: News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    I've signed up and claims my 10tb
    I will happily take that offer, back up various non personal things like game saves, app data, music, photoshop stuff, etc.

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    Re: News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    yep no...i will keep my data local!!
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    Re: News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    After being on this forum and reading Saracen's rants on privacy I've got my information physically partitioned so my personal data is on a separate drive that is seldom connected to a computer. Essentially I have an old drive I treat as a physical file that is stored in my cupboard. It might not be the iron clad airgap Saracen has but I feel better now that I've done it. All my other information is frivolous in comparison and I keep it in various cloud storage solutions and on multiple hard drives locally. It does make things a whole lot easier when my computer crashes because I can just re-install and be back to business as usual within hours.

    I find the 10TB offer of free storage pointless though, I couldn't fill it with all the data I currently have. Perhaps that is why they offer it, because they know very few people can fill it and it is a great figure to give to their marketing team. I would have use for 1TB though, be nice to have a cloud backup of my anime + music collections.

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    Re: News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    Each to his own, noxvayl. What's right for me isn't necessarily right fir others, and clearly, some people like cloud services.

    What you've done is similar in principle to me, though not quite in solution. I have, if you like, two networks. One has data I consider to be particularly important to me, like scans of everything from birth certificstes to bank statements, and THAT, yes, is behind that airgap.

    But of necessity, some data (like incoming/outgoing emails) and backups has to be on a system/network with an internet connection. In that context, the data I'm talking about not putting on cloud storage is stuff on the machine(s) without the airgap. My photo archive isn't particularly important to anyone but me, so it doesn't need aurgapping (though some is), but I'm still nit putting it on the cloud.

    My solution is I'd rather ensure my own backups than let a cloud company do it, and "syncing" between devices via cloud, for instance, is of no interest to me.

    But .... that's just me.

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    Re: News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    One extra problem I see with cloud storage, other than privacy, is that for any large files you'll probably need a pretty fast connection to make any use of it, and not everyone has that - I certainly don't. If you don't have many larger files to start with then you probably don't need 10Tb of cloud storage to start with, so then what's the point?!!

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    Re: News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    I am worried to even posting in this thread never mind give them my data! ....... the eyes, they watch us always.
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    Re: News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    definitely not going to let the chireese look after my data!

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    Re: News - Fancy 10TB free cloud storage from China’s Tencent?

    Quote Originally Posted by =assassin= View Post
    One extra problem I see with cloud storage, other than privacy, is that for any large files you'll probably need a pretty fast connection to make any use of it, and not everyone has that - I certainly don't. If you don't have many larger files to start with then you probably don't need 10Tb of cloud storage to start with, so then what's the point?!!
    Problem with this country's broadband (other than it being in the hands of BT) is that invariably you've got great download, but poor upload speeds. Then there's also the small matter that there's no truly "unlimited" deals out there - unless you go for some kind of business type deal. So even with someone like Virgin - with no capacity caps - the fact that you're perhaps uploading a TB of data (initial backup) is going to guarantee that you get traffic shaped to hell and back.
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    definitely not going to let the chireese look after my data!
    (a) what makes you think that the People Liberation Army's cyber-warfare folks are interested in anything you've got (or me for that matter)?
    (b) given the whistleblower revelations this year, how are the chinese any less trustworthy than the US?

    I kind of like the idea of this - but purely as a potential place to store encrypted backups. That said, anything really sensitive - bank details etc - are already covered with AES256. Which means that the only thing they're going to be able to do is check my browsing history, read my emails (wonder if there's a way that Thunderbird can use encrypted storage), listen to my music collection, and perhaps entertain themselves with my (small but utterly legal!) adult video collection.

    Don't think I'll be using the service - firm believer in getting what you pay for - so I'd prefer a paid service. Actually for the backups I might consider something like Carbonite, but the missus is dead set against off-site storage which complicates getting a decent backup strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Likewise with Saracen, I'm hesitant to even go the NAS route rather than building my own Linux box to replace this old scrapper. I'm not certain what software is running on those devices or what kind of jiggerypokery they do to make their mobile apps work or how secure they are. Although they look very useful, I still have trouble trusting governments and companies not to go rifling through my stuff.
    Actually looking to build some kind of NAS device to use all these various hard drives lying around. Problem is that I need it to be able to take various sizes of drives and also to be very power efficient - spinning down the drives when not in use, (device would be in a bedroom - so the constant whirr of drives isn't welcome). Haven't spec'd h/w and, more importantly, software yet but it'll have to be a self build because none of the commercial products are suitable and affordable (like the Drobo, but no way can I afford £400 for the empty shell).

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