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    Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    Or have recent celebrity leaks forced you to think twice about security?
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    I upload to the cloud but only from the phone (and automatically). Most pictures I want to keep for long periods will be taken with a proper camera and may or may not get uploaded to the cloud.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    Yes, automatically from my phone. I sort them out and delete what I don't want to keep when I get home, and store the ones I immediately know I want to save to my hard drives too.

    I don't take any photos of myself or others naked, but I'm not going to admonish people who do, or tell them it's their fault for being stupid. This should always have been a concern for the cloud service providers. I think any cloud service packaged with a smartphone deal should have insisted upon two-step authentication, and I also think the services should offer to encrypt anything you upload. It's unrealistic to expect everyone on the planet to become as security-conscious as those of us who stumble upon this advice in the course of our daily tech site browsing. The impact of a security breach of this kind must be devastating, and nobody deserves that.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    I don't take photo's ... end of.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    No way - no trust in the cloud, especially if it's free. My files in my place, properly backed up and fully secure.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    Nope nope nope. I might be getting a Synology NAS soon, and I *might* let my phone automatically upload to it. But there's no way in hell I'm going to upload photos to corporations who fall under the overreach of tyrannical government.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    Quote Originally Posted by Otherhand View Post
    Yes, automatically from my phone. I sort them out and delete what I don't want to keep when I get home, and store the ones I immediately know I want to save to my hard drives too.
    Same here - the smartphone photos go to Dropbox (with two-factor) and then get offloaded to hard-drive and backed up. So I'm using Dropbox as a temporary backup. I don't trust Google Drive with the photos because - to be brutally honest - the permissions/sharing statement that Google issued when I checked was opaque, or at least, less than crystal-clear.

    On the other hand photos taken with a digital camera don't go anywhere near cloud storage.
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    I don't take any photos of myself or others naked, but I'm not going to admonish people who do, or tell them it's their fault for being stupid.
    Photos of me naked? if not

    Best statement I read on this so far went a bit like this ... so celeb's are annoyed because they put photos in a cloud storage and they got shared? Computer clouds are like real ones in this respect - every one can see inside the bleedin' things!

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    I just don't trust cloud storage. Also, I'm not a big fan of distributed storage at all, I don't even like using netflix.

    It kind of grew out of a love for owning something, being able to look at or touch what I own, and as that became unfeasible with DVDs as the amount grew, digital storage by way of massive amounts of hard drives became my bag.

    It's not a lack of security I worry about, it's the fear of losing something, anything, it freaks me out.

    Plus I lost my fiance in an accident last year, and the thought of losing any of our pictures because of something out of my control terrifies me

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    If 'they' can hack Apples cloud facilities in Australia it is only a matter of time before cloud elsewhere gets the same treatment. I am with RobbieRoy and aidanjt on this

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    All my nude selfies are online, of course ;D

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    No way! I don't load ANYTHING into the cloud.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    Who needs the cloud? I use an IOsafe NAS. It's fire and water resistant and bolted down - so I don't need an offsite backup. And I can use it to do pretty everything that Dropbox, etc can do. The IOsafe runs Synology DSM which seems to be miles ahead of any other NAS OS I've tried. It's a perfect place for nude selfies (if I had any).

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    Only if not very important or security worthy.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    Regulars will be familiar with my view, which is that I do not, never ever have, and almost certainly never will upload anything to the cloud.

    Also, I very, very rarely upload pictures to anywhere on the internet, except for uploading commissioned images to the commissioner. I can only think of one picture I've put on any website, despite being a keen photographer.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    I don't trust any off or on site storage facilities that is not in under my control ie not owned by me! People shouldn't trust any computer which is connected to the Internet due to some form of hacking or malware and that goes for personal computer or any offsite computer you maybe connected too!
    If you want to keep your data safe, don't put it anywhere near the WEB!

    I believe people should ideally have two computers, one with their important data on and another computer for surfacing the WEB etc!

    Luckily, I doubt anybody would be interested in a naked selfie of me!

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you upload photos to the cloud?

    Watch out for Webcams, they are very good at taking naked selfies if your computer has been compromised!

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