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Secure Sharing Of Files Online

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February 13, 2020

A brief look at some off-the-shelf options for sending files and documents over the internet. All seven platforms reviewed here encrypt, but only one of them is not able access the files itself. All the others “retain the right to access your data if compelled by law enforcement or if it’s needed to manage the cloud services themselves.” The service that does come with the greater confidentiality (Firefox Send)  also has an especially large data limit for its free service. Others have both free and paid versions. The reviews here largely avoid outright endorsements, although one app, SendAnywhere, gets a generous nod. “We like a service,” says the reviewer, “that tells you exactly what it does in the name, and SendAnywhere certainly ticks that box. It’s simple, fast, and free (for the basics, anyway).” The apps reviewed in this article, in addition to Firefox Send and SendAnywhere, are WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and iCloud.

 

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