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SafeCloudBy SafeCloud
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SafeCloudBy SafeCloud
First created
CHF 445
pledged of CHF 50,000pledged of CHF 50,000 goal
16
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 19 2015 3:25 PM UTC +00:00

About

What is SafeCloud?

SafeCloud is a carefully engineered platform for secure data storage and data sharing. It relies on innovative and astonishingly elegant mechanisms to provide proven, perfect data privacy. The platform’s first product is SafeCloud Photos: a beautifully crafted photo app that allows you to privately store your photos in your favorite cloud providers. SafeCloud Photos ensures that only you, on your devices, can access your content.

How does it work?

SafeCloud Photos is compatible with your favorite cloud storage providers such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive or Dropbox. However, it scatters your data among several of them so that no provider has access to any meaningful pieces of information.

Strikingly, unlike any other existing solution, SafeCloud scatters your data with provable guarantees that no provider can distinguish it from completely random data.

Why is it safe? 

Nowadays, if you want to keep your data private and still take advantage of the immense advantages of the cloud, you encrypt your data. However, encryption has proven to be insufficient. Not only encryption is not “future-proof” but recent news have also shown that even state-of-the-art encryption protocols have backdoors. The only solution is to ensure that no third-party has access to your data or it cannot extract any meaningful information from it. The SafeCloud platform uses theoretically proven mechanisms to scatter data across different cloud providers in such a way that, from the point of view of the cloud provider, that data appears to be random. Only you, who has access to the different cloud providers at the same time, can combine that data and access its actual content. As a consequence, SafeCloud ensures that even if a cloud provider is hacked or spied, your data cannot be accessed.

Naturally, SafeCloud assumes that at least one of the cloud providers used does not collude with the others thus not releasing its data. Moreover, if you want to encrypt your data, that’s fine too! This additional security layer will prevent colluding cloud providers to immediately access your data. SafeCloud provides the ultimate security machinery for your private data in the cloud.

The SafeCloud Photos app

In this project we are committed to launching the first SafeCloud app. It is called SafeCloud Photos and it will change the way you store your photos in the cloud. SafeCloud Photos is a beautiful mobile app that allows you to take photos on your device and transparently and securely store them on your favorite cloud storage providers. SafeCloud Photos runs on iOS and Android and is compatible with Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive with many more providers on the way. 

Your data in SafeCloud Photos not only cannot be read by any of the providers but is also completely safe from any kind of encryption exploit or provider hacking. The SafeCloud Photos app runs completely on your device and no computation is needed outside it. You, and only you, can access and control your photos.

Is it possible to securely share my photos? 

Yes! The SafeCloud team has designed a new sharing mechanism to ensure that shared data is kept private at all times. Leveraging the core idea of data scattering, sharing in SafeCloud guarantees that no single cloud provider can extract any kind of information from the data stored in their servers. Only you and the person you are sharing the data with can retrieve the actual content.

Why we need your help

We have now a working prototype of the SafeCloud Photos app that was thoroughly tested. However, we want to take the application one step forward in order to have also a beautiful, distribution-ready version. This is the main reason why we have created this funding project.

Leveraging this prototype, we know that it is possible to provide all the features explained in this project. With your help, our project will guarantee you private storage and sharing of your personal photos.

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Achievements:

Each one of the badges below represents a project achievement. Help us get all these badges and unlock some really nice side perks!

  • 50 posts in facebook, with the hashtag #wishmyfriendhadsafecloud, where you show a picture from a friend that should have been stored using SafeCloud Photos.
  • 50 tweets with the hashtag #wishihadsafecloud where you tell a story about why SafeCloud Photos is important to you
  • 20 photos in instagram with the hashtag #safecloud1984 where you take a photo that includes the sentence “big brother is not watching me”

Side perks

The SafeCloud t-shirt

The team

SafeCloud has a diverse team with people from both the industry and the academia and most of them hold a PhD. It has a strong background and experience in developing distributed software for secure cloud storage environments, mobile applications for photographers and strong design expertise. The team is located in Portugal and Switzerland. 

If you have any questions or feedback don't hesitate to contact us.

The schedule

  • SafeCloud Photos Beta version - November 7, 2015
  • SafeCloud Photos Early Access - December 7, 2015
  • SafeCloud Photos Official Release - December 31, 2015

Risks and challenges

Based on the current state of the SafeCloud Photos app, our team is confident that it can meet all the proposed deadlines while providing all the features announced in this project.

Since we are dealing with a software application, distribution is not a problem. On the other hand, the T-shirt reward can also be shipped easily because we are dealing with a fixed amount.

The headquarter tours will require some scheduling effort but our team is confident we can manage this task easily.

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Support

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    Pledge CHF 1 or more About $1.01

    "Make This Real"
    Help make SafeCloud Photos a reality. We thank you for the pledge and support. Someone from the SafeCloud team will reach out to you personally and say thank you.

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    "Early Access"
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    Pledge CHF 10 or more About $10

    "Early Access + Contributors List"

    We will send you the SafeCloud Photos app before its official release and you will be added to the project's list of contributors.

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    Pledge CHF 50 or more About $51

    "Early Access + Contributors List + T-Shirt"
    We will send you the SafeCloud Photos app before its official release together with a beautiful SafeCloud t-shirt.

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    Pledge CHF 120 or more About $121

    "Beta Access + Contributors List + T-Shirt + Reserved Username"
    You get beta access to the SafeCloud Photos app, the beautiful SafeCloud t-shirt and a reserved username for your SafeCloud account.

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    Pledge CHF 500 or more About $506

    "SafeCloud Bundle"
    You get reward "Beta Access + Contributors List + T-Shirt + Reserved Username", a one-year 1TB account in two of the supported providers at your choice and thanks in the credits of the app.

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    Pledge CHF 5,000 or more About $5,058

    "Headquarter Tour For Business Partners"
    You get 2 Days in our SafeCloud Office with the team - an opportunity for you who doesn't just believe in the product but also believes in the vision and want to be recognized as a true contributor to the development of SafeCloud.
    You will also get access to the app prototypes and beta versions as well as privileged contact with the team.
    (Travel is not included)

    Primarily targeted at companies: you'll have your logo on the front page of our site and be a part of all of our launch activities.

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Funding period

- (45 days)