Sharething vs. Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Spider Oak vs. Box. Which services should you pick? A comparison of features that actually matter.
|Sharething||Dropbox||Google Drive||Spider Oak||Box|
|Can access your data||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|History||180 days||120 days||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Encryption||256-bit AES||256-bit AES||256-bit AES||256-bit AES||256-bit AES|
|Save 50% mobile data *1||Yes||No||No||No||No|
*1 Comparing plans with a smiliar, monthly subscription fee.
*2 A number of providers offer a 50% discount on local internet traffic. Sharething works in Iran, and specifically between devices, hence the data never leaves the country.
Every Sharething user, free or paid, can store and sync an unlimited amount of data. Assuming you have a device with 5TB capacity, you can sync up to 5TB of data to and from the device. Additionally, Sharething subscription users can take advantage of additional 1TB cloud storage.
All communication, between all Sharething devices is always 256-bit AES encrypted. In addition to that, unless you're using the Sharething cloud, your data will always remain on your devices, and the devices you share with.
Data stored on the Sharething cloud is encrypted with a key, generated on your device. We cannot access any of the data, unless you provide us with your key - which you shouldn't.
The US is part of an intelligence gathering network called 'Five Eyes'. The Five Eyes as a "supra-national intelligence organisation that doesn't answer to the known laws of its own countries". Documents leaked by Snowden in 2013 revealed that the FVEY have been spying on one another's citizens and sharing the collected information with each other in order to circumvent restrictive domestic regulations on surveillance of citizens.
The FBI has issued hundreds of thousands of such letters seeking the private telecommunications and financial records of Americans without any prior approval from courts. In addition to this immense investigatory power, NSL statutes also permit the FBI to unilaterally gag recipients and prevent them from criticizing such actions publicly.