Web Freedom with icloud – Free Secure and Private File Sharing Network

Courtesy of icloud.

The icloud file sharing idea is easy: people and groups need private and secure sharing, storage and backup of files. With icloud you upload, access and share your music, videos and photos with people you trust.

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Whether you are at the office, home, or at your friend’s, all your files and folders are accessible and shareable at your fingertips. Mount your icloud Cloud Drive as a local hard drive, and drag and drop files or folders directly to the cloud; they are then ready to be shared and used.

With icloud, your computer is always ON, available in the cloud to serve you, your friends, and your family. Applications on icloud include office productivity, development tools, media and widgets. Its easy cloud computing for the masses.

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icloud is available in 21 languages; Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Fast facts:

3 GB free storage space to safely store and backup documents, photos and music online

50 free applications and widgets including Office, Mail, Music, Video, Instant Messaging, Games, Collaboration and Development tools.

Public profile

Free email

File sharing and WebDAV support, mount as a network drive (Get Installer)

Zero installation, icloud runs in Internet Explorer or Firefox browser

icloud is available for free, and open for sign-ups. To learn more about icloud, visit the site.

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “Web Freedom with icloud – Free Secure and Private File Sharing Network

  1. Tux

    So I don’t know… maybe I’m old-fashioned. Maybe I’m alarmist… could be anything in between, but cloud computing just makes me uncomfortable. The idea that information that I value is stored where somebody else can see it just makes my skin crawl. I’m usually pretty open-minded about new technologies, but this is just wrong…

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Tux,

      Well, we’re birds of a feather on this one.

      Like you, I just can’t get my head around putting information of any type out into the ether of the Internet. I’m far to concerned about my security for that.

      On the other hand, there are those who love the cloud computing experience, and I suspect that this market will continue to grow exponentially. Some people see this as inevitable progress – but I’m not one of them.

      Thank you for your interesting comment.

      Bill

      • Tux

        I think this is one of those situations where caution is the order of the day.

        I currently use Google Docs in a limited fashion, sharing non-sensitive information with family and friends. I don’t put anything out there that I wouldn’t shout at the top of my lungs in the middle of Times Square.

        I can see myself perhaps using icloud in much the same fashion. It could be fantastic for sharing non-secure items. It’s the security issues that will stop cloud computing from becoming THE WAY computing is presented to the private masses.

        • Bill Mullins

          Hey Tux,

          You’re right – security is THE issue with respect to this technology.

          The *current* state of Internet security doesn’t bode well for mass conversion in the short, or medium term, in my view. To listen to the so called cloud gurus however, you would think this conversion was a “done deal”.

          Bill

  2. I concur, but you can no more stop it than you could stop an avalanche with a broom.

    • Bill Mullins

      TechPaul,

      Stopping an avalanche with a broom – now there’s a picture! An accurate analogy, I’m afraid.

      I’ll continue to remain a Luddite when it comes to cloud computing. If the computing public were truly aware of the security implications surrounding this technology, I suspect we would see a screeching halt to the adoption of this technology..

      Bill

    • Tux

      Techpaul,

      I’m not sure we’re far enough along in the development of cloud computing to know if it’s an avalanche or just a light dusting.

      The key is security. How can you prove to me that my information is never going to be leaked? Or lost, for that matter? Who, out of the staff at the hosting company, can see my information?

      I think cloud computing could be very valuable to companies looking to centralize their computing power. It would allow greater hardware flexibility, less downtime due to desktop and laptop hardware failure, and give 100% data visibility. It would also greatly simplify security and virus protection.

      So I think there is a place for cloud computing, perhaps just not in the home.

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