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“For those for whom Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Dropbox’s server farms are too far away for comfort, CloudLocker gives you your own private cloud.” Forbes.com
What is CloudLocker?
CloudLocker is an actual mini server that:
- Stores all your media
- Gives you access anytime,anywhere
- Works on all of your devices - desktop, laptop, iPhone, smartphone, iPad or tablet
Most importantly, it offers a private and secure alternative to public cloud storage. While online cloud storage services have become very popular in recent years, users are growing more concerned about potential security breaches and losing control of their personal data stored in the Cloud.
CloudLocker lets you keep your files in your possession, while also giving you all the convenience of cloud technology coupled with an innovative approach to sharing and control over your digital media. Watch the video here to find out more.
What's the Value of a CloudLocker?
It's Private: You own it. No one else can get to it without your permission.
It's Convenient: All your content is available to you on any device anytime, anywhere.
It's Safe: You can backup everything yourself - no worries, no hassles.
It's Easy: Simple setup and user-friendly features
It's Fun: You can enjoy all your movies, pictures and music no matter where you are or what device you use.
It's Economical: You get significant savings over online cloud services for similar capacity.
It's Limitless: Just add more storage through USB - endless capacity to store all of your digital media.
It's Fast: You'll be amazed at the transfer speed on your local network.
It's Unsurpassed: Not just a hard drive or NAS device! It's the future of cloud computing, and the future is now.
Which of these are on YOUR wish list?
I wish I could get to all my digital media anytime on any of my devices.
I wish I knew for sure that my files are always safe from prying eyes.
I wish I didn't have to spend the extra money to get more storage on the devices I want.
I wish I could send a hundred pictures all at once to family and friends as easily as sending a single photograph.
I wish I didn't have to use email attachments to share files with people.
I wish I could stream HD movies to my TV, smartphone or iPad without having to download them.
I wish I could let people view my shared files without letting them copy or download them.
Do you want it all? You've got it all with CloudLocker.
CloudLocker in the News:
We’re on a Mission to Provide Peace of Mind in the Cloud…
And we need your help to do it. Cloud storage has become a convenient and accepted way of storing and accessing all of our digital files. But there’s a huge downside to public cloud storage – the loss of privacy and control. Technology changes seemingly overnight, making it difficult for policies and laws to keep up. It seems every day we hear news about the uncertainty of our rights to privacy when we store our data online. Even Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak, has spoken out about his concerns:
I really worry about everything going to the cloud. I think it’s going to be horrendous. I think there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years.
I want to feel that I own things. A lot of people feel, ‘Oh, everything is really on my computer,’ but I say the more we transfer everything onto the web, onto the cloud, the less we’re going to have control over it. (1)
And he’s not alone. Here is what the experts say about your rights to privacy in the cloud:
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendment Act (FISAAA) allows US authorities to spy on cloud data. This includes services such as Amazon Cloud Drive, Apple iCloud and Google Drive.
— “Experts warn on wire-tapping of the cloud,” BBC News
When we put stuff on someone else’s servers it is unclear who exactly can access our files and which policies will allow that access. What is clear is that in order to truly retain the rights to our own digital files, we need to keep them in our own possession. We all want to take back control of our files, but who wants to give up the anytime, anywhere access that cloud storage provides? We don’t. That’s why we created the CloudLocker project. It combines the best of both worlds – private, centralized storage for all of your files along with instant access from all of your devices, wherever you are.
You Have Your Right to Privacy - Now Use It
Our forefathers guaranteed our rights under the Fourth Amendment to privacy of the person and possessions against unreasonable searches. CloudLocker supports those rights by allowing you to keep all of your digital media in your possession, instead of putting it “out there” in a public cloud, without sacrificing the convenience of modern technology. Our CloudLocker project is underway and we need your support to allow everyone to enjoy their right to privacy. This is your chance to show your support for the continued development of new and innovative ideas and technology that provide more private and secure options for storing our growing amounts of data.
Get one of the first-edition CloudLockers, complete with certificate of authenticity, and start safeguarding your files right away. Or make a donation to help us create and enhance the technology that guarantees you keep your right to privacy. Whatever you choose, we’re happy to have you participate in our campaign.
The Hidden Dangers in the Cloud
Our new white paper reveals five hidden facts about cloud computing. Some may surprise you. Some may scare you. You need to know all of them. This informative, easy-to-read white paper, Is Internet Privacy a Cloud Illusion? is available to download here.
Designed with Security & Privacy in Mind
Why should the law treat digital data stored in the 'cloud' any differently than papers stored in a file cabinet in our home? It doesn’t make any sense.
–US Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX), “With cloud, privacy issues loom,” Politico
And we agree. That’s why keeping your files in CloudLocker is like keeping them in that locked file cabinet at home. CloudLocker is truly a mini cloud server that stays securely in your home or office. It allows you to return to keeping your files in your possession in a location you choose, while having all of the convenience of cloud computing technology.
CloudLocker Features & Benefits:
- Small footprint — just 7.5” x 6” x 1”
- Easy plug and play to home or office network
- 250GB storage space with unlimited expansion available using USB storage devices
- Access stored media via web or mobile applications with a subscription plan
- Stream and enjoy media without downloading — save storage space on all devices
- Tag files to create playlists, photo albums and multimedia lists to stream or share
- Share files instantly with anyone — no login or accounts required for recipients
- Control and protect shared media files with customized permission settings
- Retract shared media at anytime
- Receive notifications when shared files have been viewed, new files have been shared with you, and more…
Powered by User-Friendly Interface
- Easy drag-and-drop uploading of all of your digital media files
- No need to download files to devices – enjoy them straight from the security of your CloudLocker
- Sync from CloudLocker to all of your devices
- Multiple ways to easily share files
Amazing Sharing Controls
Simple permission setting controls let you set and modify permissions with just a click, even after the file’s been shared. Add customized messages, make shares private, enable or disable downloading or retract your share completely.
Say Goodbye to Email Attachments
Sharing our files via email attachments really means giving our files away. We’re all accustomed to attaching files to emails and sending them off to be downloaded onto the recipients’ hard drives or forwarded on to others. If you ever want to take back your file, you’re out of luck. CloudLocker eliminates this issue and puts you back in control of your files.
When you share a file using CloudLocker, you are simply giving access to the original file stored on your CloudLocker. You can limit download permission, as well as retract the share completely at any time. It’s really a return to sharing in the old-fashioned sense, and you know exactly where your files are at all times.
Do You Know Your Social Media Rights?
Have you read the Terms of Service on your favorite social media sites? Policies vary by site, but this is another area of concern when it comes to your rights to privacy. Some of the policies that have come under fire in the recent past seem necessary in order for social media sharing to take place, as Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg explains in a Facebook blog post:
When a person shares information on Facebook, they first need to grant Facebook a license to use that information so that we can show it to the other people they’ve asked us to share it with. Without this license, we couldn’t help people share that information. (2)
However, this still opens the door for uncertainty, because you have given up your rights to your own content.
CloudLocker allows you to retain the rights to your media when you share on social media sites. You post a link to the file that stays securely in your CloudLocker, so others don’t get the rights to your media. If you decide to retract your share, it is gone forever – even if others have shared it.
Never Leave Home Without Your CloudLocker
Who We Are:
We are an innovative group of experienced professionals trained in various disciplines – from artificial intelligence, programming and math to marketing and finance – who are dedicated to creating a better cloud. We are headquartered in the U.S. but we also have team members in Europe and Asia, all of whom have devoted themselves tirelessly for more than two years to engineering the software that drives the CloudLocker. Our goal is to take everything great about cloud computing and combine it with the protection, privacy and control that we all deserve. Everyone is excited because the First-Edition CloudLocker is in production and on schedule to be shipped in July. We’re also animal lovers who chose a Saint Bernard as our mascot because he exemplifies the canine traits we admire: loyalty and protectiveness.
Why This Campaign?
The issues of Internet privacy and the security of our digital media are not just American problems, European problems, or Asian problems; they are worldwide problems. Privacy is one of the rare issues that unites people all across the globe. While we are pleased that the first phase of our mission is culminating in the introduction of the CloudLocker, we still have a long way to go. Jump-starting distribution of the CloudLocker will raise awareness not only of the privacy issues, but also of the possibility that new technology can offer real solutions.
Our project is a bold undertaking by our visionary founders. Developing software that tackles a basic fundamental right that has been eroded as technology advances is a humongous challenge. It takes an inordinate amount of talent, time and financial resources. Our goal is to speed up the production of our CloudLockers to a large volume to improve economies of scale and thus be able to deliver the CloudLocker affordably to everyone who wishes to own one. We strongly believe that there should be nothing standing in the way of people wanting to exercise their rights to privacy and control by owning a CloudLocker. We want people to know that, no matter where in this world they live, be it socialist, democratic or somewhere in between, they will eventually have a choice if they wish to protect their personal media and files, as the CloudLocker will be coming their way!
We also envision developing an entire ecosystem on our platform that will allow people to perform what they are used to doing on the internet, but with a focus on security, privacy and control. While the funding we are seeking from this campaign is modest, it will go a long way in letting us get a head start in recruiting additional developers to speed up our next phase of software development while we market our first production of CloudLockers.
Share Instantly With CloudLocker's QR Code Dog Tags
For as little as a $5 donation, we'll send you a special dog tag from CloudLocker. You can wear it on a chain, put it on your pet's collar or give it as a gift. But it's not just a fashion statement; the custom QR code actually links to a file or folder that you’ve selected on your CloudLocker or in your online storage. Anyone can scan your code with a free QR code reader and instantly access your stored file(s).
Imagine the possibilities…instantly share photos, contact information, playlists – whatever you like. Take a look at our list of fifty ways to use your CloudLocker dog tag and watch our QR code video:
If you love animals as much as we do, consider our $10 "Be-A-Pal" perk package. This perk package gives you our QR code dog tag and also supports the efforts of The Animal Foundation with a $5 donation. You’ll also receive exclusive extras and a mention on our Be-A-Pal donors page. For more information on how you can protect your pet with a QR code dog tag, click here.
Be the First to Own a Certified First-Edition CloudLocker
Delivery of Perks Packages is expected in August 2013. Please use Paypal if you prefer a July delivery. Domestic delivery may take up to 7 days or more from the time of receipt of payment; longer for international deliveries.
Please include shipping charges listed for your package at the time of purchase:
Pioneer Perk Package: $10 for US shipping, $20 for AK/HI, $45 for international.
Champion Perk Package: $10 for US shipping, $20 for AK/HI, $45 for international.
Ambassador Perk Package: $20 for US shipping, $40 for AK/HI, $90 for international.
President's Club Perk Package: $40 for US shipping, $80 for AK/HI, $180 for international.
Please note: This is a US campaign, however we would like to accommodate international supporters. If you are located outside of the continental United States, please check with your country's customs department for any import duties or restrictions.
International shipping is by US Postal Service only. Charges are $45.00 per CloudLocker unit.
What else can you do to help?
We know it is not always possible to contribute funds, but you can help us spread the message. With the dawn of the internet, proliferation of social media and considerable use of the Internet for communications, people still have a choice if they want privacy and control over their digital media - to CloudLocker.it! Wouldn't it be great if this became possible in the near future, no matter which part of the world you live in? For those of us fortunate to have our forefathers hand us the Bill of Rights, let us help to preserve it for future generations. Please forward this link to your network of family, friends and acquaintances via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any other social media outlet.
We thank you so much for your support.
Questions or Comments?
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any information on CloudLocker. We're happy to answer any questions you may have.
(1) "Apple co-founder Wozniak sees trouble in the cloud", by Robert MacPherson (AFP), August 5, 2012
(2) "On Facebook, People Own and Control Their Information", by Mark Zuckerberg, February 16, 2009
NOTE: StoAmigo is our patent-pending cloud software platform that drives our revolutionary CloudLocker device. For more information on our cloud software platform or to obtain a free account please visit www.stoamigo.com. All CloudLocker functionality is available on our StoAmigo platform so you can easily test drive and see for yourself how convenient, secure and private our platform is.
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