Related News: Dropbox bug wipes some users’ files from the cloud

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Engadget published an article titled Dropbox bug wipes some users’ files from the cloud.

Cautious types will frequently tell you not to rely on cloud storage as your only backup, and a handful of internet denizens have just learned this the hard way. Dropbox has confirmed that a bug in some older versions of its desktop apps deleted the files of some people who turned on Selective Sync, which limits cloud syncing to certain folders. Typically, this would happen after a crash or forced reboot, making a bad problem worse — at least a few users found that they’d lost years’ worth of content through no fault of their own.

Source: Engadget

Related News: Virginia high school students allegedly took nude pictures of female classmates, shared them online: officials

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. NY Daily News published an article titled Virginia high school students allegedly took nude pictures of female classmates, shared them online: officials.

A group of students at a northern Virginia high school are being investigated for using Dropbox as a makeshift porn site by sharing nude pictures of their female classmates, officials said.

The Fairfax County home of at least one McLean High School student was searched after a tipster alerted authorities that dozens of explicit photos of students — most of whom were underage — had been uploaded to the file hosting site, WTTG-TV reported.

It was not immediately clear if any of the teenaged girls in the pictures were aware that they had been photographed.

Source: NY Daily News