Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

pCloud looks pretty good - I happen to be shopping around for a Dropbox replacement too. But just a heads-up, when I checked around online I found these [1] [2] [3] comments. It sounds like they have a tool that runs internally to detect piracy and it sometimes picks up false positives, which might cause your account to be deleted?

[1] https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/am2xbn/pcloud_allo...

[2] https://www.reddit.com/r/pcloud/comments/aedoeq/so_i_want_to...

[3] https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/6d9yyb/pcloud_allo...

From their terms[1]: "pCloud will have the right to investigate and prosecute breaches of any of the above to the fullest extent of the law. pCloud may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who breach these Terms. You acknowledge that pCloud has no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Site or Services or to review or edit any User Content, but has the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Site or Services, to ensure your compliance with these Terms, or to comply with the applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body."

They also have the usual "we'll take down anything that Disney tells us to" DMCA arrangement. Are other clerd providers better?

[1]: https://www.pcloud.com/terms_and_conditions.html

I have contacted them and it seems they use hash file organization to look up for these blobs, and also it would be stupid not storing your porn on the zero-encrypted folder they have... If you want to keep your pirate files there it might be the same logic dunno :D

Yikes. That is troubling. Thanks for the heads up.

Registration is open for Startup School 2019. Classes start July 22nd.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact