Dropbox alternative F-Secure Younited promises privacy oriented cloud storage
F-Secure has announced its plans to launch a privacy oriented cloud storage service that can’t easily be accessed by law enforcement agencies like the US National Security Agency (NSA).
Dubbed Younited, the new service aims to provide “No spying. No backdoors.” cloud storage service. F-Secure claims that it will guarantee users’ privacy through its new service and that it will “say NO to the prying eyes of governments” and won’t sell customer data to third parties including advertisers.
F-Secure hasn’t publicly launched the service yet, however users can sign-up to stay informed with the status of the service and related updates. The company hasn’t revealed any pricing information or storage capacity related information either. There is no clarity whether user data will be encrypted or would be subject to any Finnish government data request norms.
Younited ‘About’ page notes that there are tons of services out there where people just stash away their data and forget about it. F-Secure notes that it wants to build a service that brings everything together and puts users in control of their digital world.
“We wanted to make something where no photograph, song or video would ever get lost. We wanted to create a place where you can organize your stuff regardless of where it comes from – and then share it with the people you love”, notes F-Secure.
On the website, Younited notes that the service will be accessible from platforms such as Windows PCs, Macs, iOS and Android mobile devices. Further it also notes that users can bring it their data from other cloud platforms onto Younited.
The service also intends to provide document versioning. “Younited will keep track of your document versions, and if something goes wrong, you can go back in time. If your device gets lost or stolen, all of your stuff is still safe”, reads the website.