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Comcast Discontinuing Secure Backup Service
by Karl Bode 08:55AM Monday Oct 07 2013
Comcast is sending their users an e-mail noting that the company will be discontinuing their "Secure Backup & Share" service as of December 1. Files on Secure Backup & Share will be deleted and no longer available as of December 1, 2013," notes the company, adding that "If you purchased Secure Backup & Share Preferred or Premier, you may be eligible for a refund." Comcast had included 2 GB of storage free for broadband users, but also offered plans ranging from 50 GB ($5 a month) to 200GB ($10 a month).

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cableties
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And so we begin...

..because you know, this is just the beginning.

Data extortion!
"psst, you evah wanna see youse files agin? Pay up! Or else... Del *.* "


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battleop

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1 recommendation

Re: And so we begin...

Quick! Make Congress pass a law that says once you offer a service you have to offer it for at least 10,000 years even if you are offering it at a loss!
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FactChecker
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2 recommendations

Re: And so we begin...

That wouldn't fair well for Google
TBBroadband

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Fremont, OH

Re: And so we begin...

that would be their problem. and would teach them from being "beta" all the damn time before actually releasing a product that works. But what should pass just for them is if you offer a paid product you must provide actual support for it.

michieru
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IowaCowboy
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As long as they don't touch E-mail

I use comcast.net and iCloud as my two main personal E-mail providers.
TBBroadband

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Fremont, OH

Re: As long as they don't touch E-mail

and what if they cancel their email services? This is why you should NEVER use your ISP's email services. $9 for a domain- with free email hosting.

IowaCowboy
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Re: As long as they don't touch E-mail

said by TBBroadband:

and what if they cancel their email services? This is why you should NEVER use your ISP's email services. $9 for a domain- with free email hosting.

I wonder how many people are using comcast.net for an e-mail provider vs how many use the service that they are dropping.
TBBroadband

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Re: As long as they don't touch E-mail

And what happens if you're area is sold by Comcast? Guess what happens to your email address. It goes AWAY. And I'd be willing to bet you'd be the first one on here complaining that you lost an email address you had for X amount of years, blah blah blah.

But as always, you never answer a question.

IowaCowboy
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Re: As long as they don't touch E-mail

I've had to change email addresses more than once (provider changes both on my en and their end). When I first signed up for broadband, it was @home and that folded so I had to change my e-mail address to mchsi.com (mediacom). Then I moved and the only option was Verizon DSL and then Comcast finally came online with the rebuild so a couple more e-mail address changes.

How would I go about getting a private domain with email hosting. I might look into that. GoDaddy has e-mail for 2.99 a month on a private domain.
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I have not and will not cut the cord.

88615298
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West Tenness

No biggy

Google gives you 15 GB for free and 100 GB for $5. MS gives you 7 GB for free and you can get 207 GB for $8.33 a month

fredbisard

@charter.com

Re: No biggy

yes as if we are going to trust any of those people to store our info. comcast wouldn't have been any better. imo.

88615298
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Re: No biggy

If you're that paranoid why be on the internet at all? I don't have any plans to do the US any harm so I'm not worried that the government is interested I my boring junk anyways.

chip89
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Independence, OH
Yup and for a time you got 25gb from Microsoft.

cork1958
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Do you trust them anyway?

Not particularly fond of this cloud stuff anyway. I wouldn't consider this much of a loss, if I were on Comcast.

Definitely wouldn't have considered this a loss, if I had ever used Charters cloud junk. I think they have/had it previously? Didn't use it if they did/do!!
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tshirt
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The NSA backs it all up for free...

...restore not included but they do share with others.
extreme100
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Re: The NSA backs it all up for free...

said by tshirt:

..restore not included but they do share with others.

Yah,..they call it ObamaShare.
TBBroadband

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Re: The NSA backs it all up for free...

and the NSA was created well before Obama and so was what they do/done.

io chico
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Skydrive

I use Skydrive, 7 GB free. Or $10 a year= 27 GB, $25 a year gets you 57 GB.

Instantly syncs my files when I make a change, available on Android, Windows, Iphone, pc and mac.

I still do physical backups to an external hard drive and store it offsite, but having an instant backup is really nice.

You select what folders to backup. I don't do video backup in 'the cloud', only on the physical backup.

boleyd

@comcast.net

Re: Skydrive

I tried SKYDRIVE as a replacement to Comcast stuff but it looks like you have to gather things that go to the SkyDrive system into one folder. I have many folders that need backup and the Comcast Secure backup was ideal for me. If not SkyDrive any suggestions?

88615298
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Re: Skydrive

Skydrive allows me to add new folders.

AnonMe

@comcastbusiness.net

I wouldn't, but...

I wouldn't trust Comcast to store my data anyway, but if they are eliminating a service that is offered as part of their base package, does that mean they'll give us all $2 off our Internet charge per month?

Ha ha! I make myself laugh!!

SysOp

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Douglasville, GA
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so it was never secure to start with

Wow a 60 day notice to transfer 200+ gb of backups. What dicks. Glad I never used them. 90 days ago they were still selling yearly subscriptions. You would think they would just consolidate and allow subscriptions expire naturally turning down any new subs.

Scree
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Mount Laurel, NJ

well

So does this mean they will keep the backup feature in the next Norton Security Suite?
Rekrul

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Milford, CT

...

And yet idiots are still rushing to put all their data on "the cloud"...
TBBroadband

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Fremont, OH

Re: ...

The cloud has been around for years. Remote Desktop (RDP), VMware, Go To My PC, all are some version of the "cloud". Off site back-ups are also the "cloud". Companies have been doing that for YEARS