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Ian Rae
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Interesting, but I don't understand how they can do this without everyone/every device needing the same encryption keys
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I'm with you two - the whole concept is flawed. To make true the promise of the data just being 1's and 0's, then they can't have access to the keys. If they don't have access to the keys, the keys must be different for each person (and ideally for each file). If the keys are different for each file, then encrypted each file is unique, If each file is unique, there is no possible way to de-dupe. If you de-dupe prior to encryption then by definition the server side has some knowledge of the contents of the file and the RIAA, MPAA, etc. could simply go after the shared files.

Now I admit I'm a bit closer to this than the average person because of what I'm trying to do with bepublicloud.com which I'm positioning as a digital safe deposit box for the 1GB or so of files you truly want to protect from ever losing. I stripe the data randomly across multiple cloud providers with each strip having it's own 256 AES key. The consumer and small-business versions are both SaaS offerings and therefore I have to maintain all the keys and thus subject to harassment from the RIAA, MPAA, et al. However the enterprise version we're working on is installed, not hosted, so I have no visibility into the keys.

If I can get some funding together (which I'm just starting on) then I can start submitting to these conferences and deliver some steak with the sizzle and stay away from the empty promises.
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  • Year One Labs
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