Who can access my data stored on Ubuntu One

Asked by Rpettigr on 2011-06-09

Backing up data to the cloud is very kool. Is my data encrypted? How is it protected. [paranoid hat on] can some government arbitrarily demand to see all the data in Ubuntu One and my data would be then exposed to eyes that I don't want to have access to it [paranoid hat off]
Thanks for your time and responce.

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The general rule of thumb is that anything that you put over the internet is able to be viewed by others.
Legally, I am sure the 'government' would need a warrant, but any hacker worth their salt would be able to get the data.

Rpettigr (rwpett) said : #2

On Fri, 2011-06-10 at 01:20 +0000, Paul Stewart wrote:
> Your question #160906 on ubuntuone-client in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntuone-client/+question/160906
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Paul Stewart proposed the following answer:
> The general rule of thumb is that anything that you put over the internet is able to be viewed by others.
> Legally, I am sure the 'government' would need a warrant, but any hacker worth their salt would be able to get the data.
>

Thanks Paul, so If I understand you, Ubuntu One does not encrypt the
data and it is as safe as unencrypted data can be in the cloud. Just
confirm my paraphrasing and we can call this answered.

Ron
--
I practice the 3 R's of Life;
Respect yourself,
Respect others,
take Responsibility for your actions.

Rpettigr (rwpett) said : #4

Thanks for the link. That answers my question.

FYI, I don't even use the service. I just websearched and I found the link......