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No, your data isn't secure in the cloud

Lucas Mearian | Aug. 14, 2013
In 2012, Google alone received 21,389 government requests for information affecting 33,634 user accounts.

Users' passwords and data is encrypted with the Blowfish cypher algorithm.

The social network service will allow groups or "friends" to share encrypted content and only the users will have the keys to see each other's posts. Like other social networks, it allows users to share documents, videos, and calendar events. It can be used on a desktop or mobile platform. Users are offered 4GB of free storage space for their content.

Sgrouples has a privacy bill of rights that promises users own their own content, it will never have tracking cookies, it will not allow users to stalk other users and it will not allow bullying.

The site's bill of rights also states that if it ever changes its policies, even if another company acquires it, it must notify its users and give them an easy way to delete their account.

"If the government came to us with a court order, we'd have to comply, and I want to comply with our court system," Weinstein said. "But, there's nothing for us to hand over."

"When I'm posting to my friends, I don't want a company spying on me, nor do I want my grandmother seeing what I'm posting," he added. "We just don't believe life is fundamentally public."


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