Dropbox Will Hand Over Your Files to the Feds If AskedApril 19, 2011 – 8:07 AM
Popular cloud-storage service Dropbox has updated its terms of service to include a clause that states it will turn your files over to the government–if the government asks, of course.
This is nothing groundbreaking, Business Insider points out –it’s a fairly common clause that appears in other cloud services’ TOS, including Gmail, Hotmail, and Amazon cloud.
Dropbox is one of the leading cloud-storage services, and it works by installing a special “cloud” folder to your computer’s hard disk. Any files you place in this special folder are then synced with your Dropboxes around the world (you can install Dropbox on any number of computers, phones, and tablets), and can be accessed from any Dropbox-enabled device.