Category Archives: Privacy

We’ve updated our Subscriber Agreement…

…but don’t worry, it’s just a spring clean. The changes are minor, but they’re here to help you. In the version 1.2 update, we’ve: Simplified the section headings, Broken paragraphs down to improve their readability, Removed the shouty, capitalised liability disclaimer, Introduced a ‘Changes to this Agreement’ section, explaining how we’ll publish future changes to […]

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Draconian laws, and the importance of a Warrant Canary

Canary

(Header image by Doug Thompson) In the United Kingdom, existing and proposed laws provide for secret warrants allowing the interception and seizure of your electronic data. These warrants are authorised by a single political post, the Secretary of State, without involving the Judiciary in any meaningful way. Some of these laws contain provisions that make the […]

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Beware the breach

Beware the breach

This article first appeared in Local Government Executive on 26 October 2015. Protecting the confidentiality of data held by local authorities and public sector organisations is a critical priority, especially as we enter a period of uncertainty about how our ageing national IT infrastructure is going to survive the coming ‘internet of things’ – and […]

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Simple steps for safe cloud storage

SC Mag

This article first appeared in SC Magazine on 30 October 2015. The take-up of cloud services is increasing as businesses are reassured by advancements in security protection. In the UK, the Cloud Industry Forum believes that 2015 will see a cloud growth spurt with first-time cloud-adopters increasing by 15 percent. In the US, surveys already […]

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Are you prepared for the coming encryption wars?

Yesterday, on my personal blog, I wrote about the U.S. intelligence chiefs’ recent Q&A session at the National Security Summit in Washington D.C., and how they seemed annoyed that the public’s response to the news that their most private communications had been spied on, for years and without suspicion or warrant, was cynicism and distrust. […]

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Comment: Safeguarding data – secure, private and accessible

Privacy between a lawyer and their client has, traditionally, been sacrosanct but new legal rulings and increased data vulnerability through employees using their own computer devices threatens security and confidentiality. Thomas Chappelow, managing director of Nimbox, examines these threats and explains what can be done to ensure that files are securely encrypted and can be […]

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Happy 2015!

2014 - 2015

A quick Friday update. We’re already having a busy 2015 at Nimbox! I guess that internet privacy is here to stay.. This is what we’re working on right now: — Support for Network Shares via our File Server Enablement feature, — Massively improved data transfer speeds — Customisable email templates, — Ability to rename team […]

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