The Storj Labs Blog

We care deeply about security and privacy, so it’s no surprise that the official Storj “uplink” client has always supported end-to-end encryption (E2E). Before we delve deeper into the details, let’s define end-to-end encryption: Most end-to-end encryption descriptions say it’s a system of communication where only the communicating users can read the messages. Messages or data are protected from potential eavesdroppers, including telecom providers, internet providers, and even the provider of the communication service.
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Hello Everyone! To say we’ve been a bit quiet on sending out product updates lately is an understatement. We’ve been hard at work implementing feedback given by our community— and our community keeps becoming more geographically diverse by the day. Below we’ve listed a few bullet points covering what we’ve been working on and implementing—but the coolest updates are yet to come. One of the more ambitious projects lately has been to run our Satellite components on actual Satellites.
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When Amazon launched its S3 service 15 years ago and created the cloud storage industry, it also unknowingly made object storage the standard for storing data in the cloud. Object storage organizes data into objects, which contain the data itself, its metadata, and a unique identifier. These objects are stored in buckets rather than a hierarchical system. Since then, the grand majority of cloud storage services have reinforced this interface, and the majority of people storing data in the cloud use similar architectures.
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SolarWinds was founded in 1999, and its first product-managed networks were for business. SolarWinds is best known for its enterprise monitoring product line, which has 33,000 public and private customers, representing about 10% of SolarWinds’ total customers. In December 2020, a hack of SolarWinds was discovered by one of the leading cybersecurity companies, FireEye. FireEye was conducting a forensic investigation of a breach on its own network, which led them to SolarWinds as the possible culprit.
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It’s been a wild year for everyone around the world. As 2020 comes to an end, we’re relieved and apprehensive—but mostly excited—for 2021. We just want to take a moment to thank our team, our users, and our community for supporting us and still being excited about what we’re doing. Here’s to a better year in 2021, and thanks to everyone for your support and enthusiasm—we wouldn’t be half of what we are without all of you.
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Hello Everyone! As we head into the holiday season, our team is working hard to finish building some special features for you. The product team also wants to thank everyone who signed up for usertesting.com to help us test and validate features we’re building into the product and network. The number of people who signed up on both the Node Operators and Tardigrade user sides exceeded our wildest dreams. We’ll be sending out invitations to gather feedback via usertesting.
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