I think services like Dropbox/Mega are the happy medium. All the files are actually on your computer. If they go away, you don't lose your files, they just stop syncing. When you put all your crap "in the cloud" (rolls eyes), it means the services you like may stop working, or they could release a new crappy version with no ability to revert to the previous one.
I have a little Nextcloud server set up with unlimited file history now. Or at least it’s only limited by how many old hard drives I have plugged into it. Couldn’t be happier with my decision to switch.
Nevertheless, definitely agree about version control being a killer feature. Might need to go down your route at some point.
It seems this will only be feasible when we have homorphic encryption ready.
If someone is interested on that kind of encryption, see "A FULLY HOMOMORPHIC ENCRYPTION SCHEME" and "Fully Homomorphic Encryption without Bootstrapping
I don't care about low-level encryption details. That's why I use encryption software instead of coding my own.
I have thought about doing this also. How about the sync'ing? Does it sync only parts of the container, when you change something or does it have to sync everything, when you make a small change?
KDE plasma has just started incorporating this into their desktop as a product called 'Vaults'.
Containers lime VeraCrypt would be quite inconvenient, but work if you don’t make changes on many computers at the same time.
It's open source.
Just a solid all around company.
Probably a recent update / bug increased the number of false positives more than expected.
Not that I'm sympathizing with Google - just seeing if there's a less click-baity reason for what's going on.
Besides that, Google is currently on a fanatical binge about censoring content they disagree with. Microsoft is not, which vastly reduces the likelihood of such a mistake in the first place.
Draft of a story about wildlife crime was frozen for violating Google Docs' TOS | https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15593750
The only thing I ask these services is that they won't let anyone in who doesn't have the right password. I think it's not too much to ask.
It's silly to think Google doesn't already know everything about every device you log in from, so that horse is already out of the barn and running on the highway privacy-wise. They might as well use that information to actually protect their users since they're already using it for advertising.
You CAN add a phone number, then ask you use FreeOTP token, then delete the phone number. Great, right?
No. Because if you click that "I forgot my password / don't have access to my 2FA" button, they do let you use your phone number to identify yourself, even though you've deleted your number from your google account.
Fuck these people.
All your data are belong to us.
Probably a typo, but I laughed pretty hard. You're not wrong.
GSuite has to be the most paradoxical Google product - you pay Google and "trust" them to not go through your company data!
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Oh, look, right there it says they can use your stuff for pretty much anything. Funny how many of the people having their file access suspended are people in the middle of very large important projects or journalism reports.
Oh, would you look at that! One of my accounts which is used for my energy efficiency research is suspended. And my LED lighting. That's pretty suspicious.