Hello I am trying to use filen.io to sync photos. It is zero knowledge storage as I know. But why is it not recommended by privacyguides? Does it have weak security even it is zero knowledge? Or just because the server is located in Germany rather than Switzerland?
I considered using ente.io but It doesn’t offers storage larger than 2TB.
And also there is lifetime license in filen.io. So If filen’s encryption is strong enough, I think filen would be the better choice.
Always remember, its not your lifetime, its filen’s business model lifetime. They could either go bankrupt, just not honor it, or forcibly switch you to a recurring payment in the future. This applies to all lifetime guarantee.
The linked GitHub discussion thread provides additional concerns and sources. This makes it unlikely that I would choose this product first.
Regardless of whether I end up using it based on my own security policies, it is still important to be aware of the software’s past problems because they reflect the developers’ understanding of security.
my thoughts exactly, as a standard notes user, after trying it out yesterday. I dont have much doubt that they lifted it from standard notes. Its basically the paid version of standard notes for free. And also, the chat function seems to resemble the one in mega though Ive never used it so I might be wrong on that one
sure, it should be just fine from a legal perspective. But I have to wonder if the recent Standard Notes drama, where it was going to turn proprietary, is not related, given the timing that the fact that their concern was that someone could just rebrand and redistribute their product.
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