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Why We Need Client-Side Encryption?

Anamika Ved and Liz Steininger on September 19, 2017

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 on September 6, 2017

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 of the Least Authority team, dedicated to creating freedom compatible technologies, have been a part of the Tahoe-LAFS project since the beginning and are very excited to enrich the project with the new...

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Least Authority Performs Security Audit For SpiderOak

Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn on February 20, 2014

Our mission at LeastAuthority is to bring verifiable end-to-end security to everyone. As part of that mission, in addition to operating the 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 which protects user freedoms and...

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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 also means its privacy and resilience are not dependent on the good behaviour or policies of its operators Read the full blog post for more details.

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

Karen Rustad on November 6, 2013

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 online videochat going too. We'll also grab dinner together nearby each night. No RSVP needed; we hope you can join us!

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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 the privacy of your data? It's important to us to note that S4 and LAFS are not only meant to thwart mass government surveillance. We seek to protect against access by the unauthorized, not merely "the authorities". That means...

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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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