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Least Authority and Private Internet Access announce PrivateStorage.io: a secure and privacy-focused cloud storage solution.

Liz Steininger on March 14, 2019

PrivateStorage is a joint venture product developed and maintained by Least Authority and Private Internet Access. As firm believers in protection of our customers’ privacy, we joined efforts to offer a private, secure and end-to-end encrypted solution to allow the end user — not third-parties — to determine whether and to what extent the personal data on the storage service is collected, shared, and processed. Our answer is a privacy-focused online storage solution where you are in control...

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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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Servers of Happiness

Meejah & Anamika on June 13, 2017

At Least Authority we understand the sensitivity of your data and are committed to ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and reliability as critical components of our products/ service to you. When clients are encoding files, they control several parameters. One of these is called “happiness” (or simply “H”) which tells the client the minimum number of servers that shares must be placed on. We have recently improved the algorithm used to determine share placement. Before we discuss...

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Gridsync - a new graphical user interface (GUI) to S4 - coming soon!

Anamika Ved on May 31, 2017

We’re excited to announce that very soon we are launching a new enhancement to our Simple Secure Storage Service (S4) - “Gridsync” - a new cross-platform desktop application which provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to S4 and is easier to use than Tahoe-LAFS command line interface (CLI). Least Authority’s goal is to build an affordable, ethical, usable, and lasting data storage solution and to let the control of the data stay where it belongs - in the hands of the user. So we work on...

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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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