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Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple & Other Tech Companies Call For Government Surveillance Reform

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple & Other Tech Companies Call For Government Surveillance Reform

By Chris Crum November 18, 2014

About a year ago, the Reform Government Surveillance coalition was formed. Today, it includes AOL, Apple, Drobpbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo. The companies have since maintained a website on the issue, and have now penned an …

Instagram’s Lead Designer Is Leaving for Dropbox Instagram’s Lead Designer Is Leaving for Dropbox

It looks like Dropbox is about to get a new look – or at least a significant refresh. As expected, Instagram’s lead designer Tim Van Damme has announced that he is leaving the company – and his last day will …

Dropbox Hits 175 Million Users, Launches Dev Tools Dropbox Hits 175 Million Users, Launches Dev Tools
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Dropbox kicked off its first ever developer conference today. The company took the opportunity to reveal that it now has 175 million users, and over a billion files synced every day. According to TechCrunch, Dropbox only had 100 million users …

Dropbox Announces Dropbox For Business Dropbox Announces Dropbox For Business

Dropbox announced “Dropbox for Business” on Wednesday. The company says that it’s making a lot of changes to make Dropbox better for companies of all sizes, so it’s rebranding “Dropbox For Teams” as “Dropbox For Business”. One of the upcoming …

Yahoo Mail Gets Dropbox Integration Yahoo Mail Gets Dropbox Integration
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Yahoo has partnered with Dropbox to integrate Dropbox’s storage solution into Yahoo Mail. “By bringing Dropbox to Yahoo! Mail, it’ll now be easier for you to send, receive, share and manage your attachments,” says Yahoo in a blog post. Dropbox’s …

Dotcom Says Mega Is Already Catching Up To Dropbox Dotcom Says Mega Is Already Catching Up To Dropbox
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Mega launched over the weekend to much fanfare. The new file sharing site from Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom already reached over 1 million users within a day, and it’s still growing. For now, Dotcom is taking a break from the …

Dropbox Surpasses 100 Million Users Dropbox Surpasses 100 Million Users

Dropbox announced today that it has surpassed 100 million users, who are saving a billion files every 24 hours. “Since the beginning, Dropbox users have remained at the heart of the company’s mission,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. …

Facebook Groups Get Dropbox Integration Facebook Groups Get Dropbox Integration
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Dropbox and Facebook have announced a new integration, where Facebook Group users will be able to share stuff from their Dropbox directly with group members on Facebook. A spokesperson for Dropbox tells WebProNews that the partnership builds upon its “mission …

Dropbox Gets Google-Like Two-Step Verification Dropbox Gets Google-Like Two-Step Verification
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Dropbox announced today that it is launching a new two-step verification feature to make the service more secure. It requires two levels of authentication to log in: a password, and a security code that will either be texted to the …

Dropbox Launches Instant Web Updates Dropbox Launches Instant Web Updates
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Dropbox announced today that users can now make changes to files on their computers or their phones, and the Dropbox site instantly updates to reflect said changes. “You no longer have to hit refresh as you wait for your friend …

Use Dropbox To Download Torrents Anonymously Use Dropbox To Download Torrents Anonymously
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Ever since the war on file sharers began in the early 2000s, people have been looking for more and more ways to share files anonymously. The use of encrypted torrents and VPNs have met with success. There has also been …

Dropbox to Drop Public Folders, Updates iOS App Dropbox to Drop Public Folders, Updates iOS App
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Dropbox today updated its app for iOS, adding features and offering users some extra storage. This comes on the same day as reports have surfaced that Dropbox will be eliminating public folders from their service. The iOS update includes the …

Dropbox Gives People Free Cloud Storage Dropbox Gives People Free Cloud Storage
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A few days ago, Dropbox began its annual contest Dropquest. It’s an online scavenger hunt that leads to participants getting free cloud storage. DropBox describes the contest: Dropquest is a multi-step scavenger hunt that has you solve a series of …

Droplr Undercuts Cloud Storage Competition Droplr Undercuts Cloud Storage Competition
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For a limited time, cloud storage service Droplr is offering a Pro upgrade of 100 GB of storage for $3 a month, or $30 a year, in a bid to compete with the host of other pay cloud services that …

Apple Rejects Apps That Use Dropbox Apple Rejects Apps That Use Dropbox

Apple’s App Store has quite a storied history when it comes to which apps get rejected and which get accepted. For the first few years of the App Store’s existence, there often appeared to be no apparent rhyme or reason …

Dropbox Responds to Megaupload Comparisons Dropbox Responds to Megaupload Comparisons
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Yesterday, stories covering Dropbox’s new sharing feature pointed out how the feature made the Dropbox service similar to other cloud storage services, such as Megaupload, that have been accused of harboring piracy. Today, Dropbox is in damage control mode and …

Dropbox Becomes Megaupload With New Link Feature Dropbox Becomes Megaupload With New Link Feature
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[UPDATE] Dropbox has gone on the PR offensive today, answering these allegations. As the commenter below pointed out, the bandwidth limits Dropbox imposes on public links may help to curb copyright violations. See the full story here. [ORIGINAL STORY] Jon …