100GB of OneDrive space to Dropbox users, offer applies worldwide

By Shawn Knight ยท 11 replies
Feb 20, 2015
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  1. Dropbox users in the market for additional cloud storage without having to actually pay for it can take advantage of a new promotion from competitor Microsoft. Here's everything you need to know.

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  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I got my 100GB for 100 bing rewards points back in March of last year. Not sure what is going to happen when that ends... I have ~25GB of photos on it. Maybe the dropbox thing will still be effective when it comes time for me to renew.
  3. Runt1me

    Runt1me TS Rookie Posts: 30

    I wouldn't store my data on microsoft servers if they paid me to, snoops.
    and windows 10 will come with backdoors, like it always does hmm
  4. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Addict Posts: 249   +63

    EVERY cloud service snoops and EVERY OS has back doors. Your HDD might be snooping on you.
  5. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,373   +166

    I don't care for limited time offers. If taking advantage of them means I'll have to pay in the future, what's the point?
    learninmypc likes this.
  6. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +86

    Well I took advantage of it, thanks techspot. Although it might expire liek ET said.
  7. Runt1me

    Runt1me TS Rookie Posts: 30

    Yes, I agree with you. Just chirping in there for the gullibles that like to encourage that kind o' thing without realising. Reminders can't be too bad in the current climate.

    But yeah it automatically scans documents you put on onedrive in a ton of different ways, mining location data, text, tagging photos of things and people etc. A quick search turned up this : http://www.pcworld.com/article/2876...r-intelligent-searching-of-document-text.html

    Or theres the shocked redditor (http://redd.it/2ulwpd) finding out that onedrive had gone through 12 years of his photos and could recognise people he had never tagged. Interesting stuff.
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I get the paranoia @Runt1me, but I'm still content with my photos being up there. I don't have a family of my own, 99.9% of my pictures are of nature or sports events. So tagging of friends/family is worthless since they simply aren't in my pictures.

    A couple years ago I had a big scare with losing ~20 gigs of pictures, I always keep them on 2 physical hard drives. I thought I had a backup on a different drive, formatted the drive, and then couldn't find my pictures on another drive. Eventually I did find the other drive they were on (I have way too many HDDs), but it sucked for a while when I thought I lost all of those. Now I have them on 2 physical drives, 1 BD-R (that I need to update), and OneDrive.
  9. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Guru Posts: 306   +73

    Thanks, TechSpot. I have claimed 300GB of free storage in two weeks! (200GB of it for 2 years) Can't beat that.
  10. James Katt

    James Katt TS Rookie

    Microsoft's OneDrive for Business - a part of Office365 for Business is HIPAA compliant. It is the only one with security which complies with privacy laws for medical patients.

    The data in OneDrive for Business is encrypted. And the key for the encryption is kept by the business, not Microsoft. So even if the government asks for the data, Microsoft cannot help them decrypt it.

    In contrast, DropBox is completely insecure.
  11. James Katt

    James Katt TS Rookie

    Note that the security and privacy for OneDrive for Business and Office365 for Business does not apply to OneDrive for consumers and Office365 for consumers.
  12. Runt1me

    Runt1me TS Rookie Posts: 30

    Complete BUNK. Do you get paid for this?
    Theyre all required to make the clients data available to the government whenever requested, which is why they are pissed off at MEGA. Microsoft is not secure, never will be. What a joke.

    No, there is no contrast, because onedrive/microsoft is completely insecure.

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