Encrypting the cloud from your desktop

More and more private users are storing their digital goods in the cloud. You can’t beat the convenience. But prying eyes, intelligence agencies or what-not may be a concern.

I just learned about a product from a German company called Boxcryptor. It is compatible with Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. It runs on your desktop, or ipad, Android phone, Macbook, etc. So it may be an appropriate choice. I believe you can even be selective about which directories to encrypt. So maybe put your photos in one folder, leave them be, and your financial spreadsheets in another and just encrypt that.

There is a modest annual fee.

I haven’t _personally_ tried it. It was recommended and demonstrated to me by someone who uses it. I will check it out if I can find the time.

To be continued…


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