Thursday, December 15, 2011
DumpTruck Is A File Storage System With Roots In Usenet
If you're familiar with Usenet, you'll be well aware that the newsreading platform is, well, not longer about newsreading. In fact, most Usenet providers are, by necessity, experienced data storage providers. That being said, GoldenFrog has just announced DumpTruck, a WebDAV file-sharing resource that, in the wrong hands, could end up a SOPA target. The service lets you store data in the cloud. It's free for holders of "Diamond" Giganews Usenet accounts and costs $99 for a full terabyte of monthly storage. DumpTruck promises anonymous, worry-free storage with, interestingly, no data reduplication. This means DumpTruck won't compare your files with other files and save only one copy. Your folder is your folder, no matter how full.