And this is why I will never embrace this overhyped of late "cloud". Also with the recent security breeches on various gaming companies and such, I can't understand this big push to keep more of our data externally.
Just another troll trying to profit off of a piss poor mishap that SOMETIMES happens when you're dealing with that many users and a complex code and system as DropBox. Sure points were proven but the person doesn't really give a damn. Just trying to get some headlines (which they've now done) and collect a few shillings.
Screw that, Dropbox was smart. Could you imagine having 25 million users try to call the hotline at once? Instead, they did the research, found out who was affected, made sure they got taken care of. They basically avoided mass panic. Tell Ms. Wong where to shove her eggroll.
[citation][nom]amdwilliam1985[/nom]Knew that coming.Living the "American Dream", suing [anything/anyone] to become rich[/citation]
businesses dont give a DAMN about people, they care about money. go on, when was the last time you got change from a nicely written email? you get change when you kick them in their wallets.
a class action isnt about getting money, its about getting change and being damn sure that the lawsuit wont go away without publicity and wont be payed off.
There is almost nothing confidential in my DropBox, and what little there is in there are in encrypted and passworded archives. The reason i do this is because s*!t happens, and if you don't have backup plans you are out of luck
Uhh huu, sure, store your data in "the cloud" where it's "safe". Eventually people will realize that trusting someone "else" with your sensitive data makes as much sense as trusting someone "else" with your back account, house keys and full power of attorney. You better damn well know how they are and have some sort of legal protection from them abusing that trust. None of that is present in the current "cloud" services.
The only good thing that Dropbox did is that they actually admitted that they made a mistake and they didn't used the hack attack as a scapegoat. Nevertheless companies that store peoples data in the cloud should be sued when they do mistakes or neglect security. I really thing that strong laws should be made that make clouds so hard to implement that they will go extinct. But that's just me, I guess...
The other thing is that when personal data leaks happen in the web the punishment seems inproportionally smaller than the ones happen the traditional way even though leaks are larger in numbers...