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Where to put these files

Where do I put my files securely on someone else’s computer? This is the question I always ask myself with the scale of a company possibly selling information about my data to serve me better ads, easeablity, and cost. Currently, I am using a Macbook M1 as my daily driver, so I had to ensure the usability between Mac OS and Asahi Linux. With me using Linux, iCloud is out.

That still leaves many choices left after that, but I had requirements for the said computer to hold my files—first, end-to-end encryption with zero knowledge. Second, I wanted it to comply with the GDPR and ISO 27001 certification. I have been a big fan of Proton since I started using Protonmail back in the day. By the way, the first email didn’t get spam automatically too. I am excited to see this and ProtonDrive, but currently, there is no application for either the Mac or Linux operating systems.

While I was searching for a new home, a colleague sent a link to a file from a site I had never heard of, Tesorit. What’s this Tesorit? I ask myself. I continue as I do with each new site. I go to the site and read up on what they are about and what they offer. To my delight, it was the temporary home I believe I have been looking for.

Please note, do not take this post as a recommendation only to use a service like Tesorit or ProtonDrive. These will sync your files and should be considered a part of your backup plan. For a proper backup plan, you must follow the 3 (Three copies of your files), 2 (Have two copies on two computers), 1 (One off-site copy) rule. If you only use a service that syncs, it will upload the new copy of the file in place of the previous. I know it can be hard but SD cards are super cheap. I will make a future post on how you can perform the 3, 2, 1 plan, with SD cards.

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