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Why We Need Client-Side Encryption?

Already in 2017, there has been an inordinate number of cybersecurity meltdowns. This complex and constantly evolving range of security threats lead many of us to wonder how we can best protect our data from theft or loss. Many cloud providers advertise their use of end-to-end encryption for security. However, some of the important data breaches in the past have demonstrated that end-to-end encryption may not be enough. What is end-to-end encryption? End to end encryption is a method of…

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Least Authority’s new comic explains Tahoe-LAFS based S4

Least Authority is excited to present a short comic which explains our Tahoe-LAFS based Simple Secure Storage Service (S4) with a simple narrative illustration. It demonstrates how our products/services provide a more secure alternative to popular online services. To learn more, read on. Special thanks to Sam Hester from The 23rd Story for her brilliant illustrations.

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Magic Folders Now Allows for File Synchronization in Tahoe-LAFS

Meejah and David Stainton on April 21, 2017 The users of Tahoe-LAFS – a project that aims to provide Free and Open decentralized cloud storage system – now get additional Magic Folders features. In January 2017, the open source project released version 1.12.0, which brings Least Authority’s Magic Folders v1.0 into Tahoe-LAFS. Members

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Least Authority Performs Security Audit For SpiderOak

By Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn S4 simple secure storage service, we also run a security consulting business. We LeastAuthoritarians have extensive experience in security and cryptography, and other companies pay us to analyze the security of their protocols and software. Almost all of our consulting clients are making Free and Open Source software

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LAFS Summit Next Week in San Francisco: Nov 11-13

The next LAFS summit starts next Monday, November 11! When: Monday 11-Nov-2013 (afternoon only) Tuesday 12-Nov 2013 (all day) Wednesday 13-Nov-2013 (all day) Where: The Mozilla SF Office, 2 Harrison (at Embarcadero) Who: at least Brian and Daira, plus everyone else who can make it We’ll have drinks and snacks, wifi, and an

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LAFS Featured on EFF Tech Blog

Karen Rustad on November 6, 2013 The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s tech blog has some lovely things to say about LAFS at S4. Snippet: Tahoe’s protections against third-party snooping and deletion have the kind of strong mathematical guarantees that reassure security experts that Tahoe-LAFS is well-defended against certain kinds of attack. That

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S4 on LinuxBSDos.com

Karen Rustad on August 19, 2013 Yesterday LinuxBSDos.com featured S4 and LAFS in an article on secure, distributed cloud storage. We had a bit of a quibble with the article’s first line, though: Looking for a solution to give you an edge in the ongoing struggle between you and the authorities over

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LAFS mentioned on Computerworld

Karen Rustad on August 13, 2013 Australian IT publication Computerworld’s article about security and surveillance in the cloud mentions LAFS as a way to use the cloud while still keeping your data private.

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