Cloud storage and services these days are being the normal and everyday some new service comes online with never before heard freebies for the users. Today we will talk about two services Beecloud and Backify which are offering you 512 GB of free online cloud storage. Both these services offer 512 GB of cloud storage to users for free with almost similar service.
Honestly, the amount of Free storage offered looks too good to be true. To use these services, you need to follow a similar procedure. First create an account. After that just download the software and install it on your system. Now using that tool you can choose which files and folders you want to back up. The tool will automatically starts uploading your data in the background to servers. It keeps monitoring your files and as soon as you change a file, it is backed up automatically.
One of the limiting factors here is that you can use the free 512 GB space to backup files only from one system.
We digged a bit and found out that these services look out to be Resellers of LiveDrive Internet which offers unlimited Backup and Custom branding for just $59.95 per month. BeeCloud does state that they are resellers of Livedrive, but we were unable to find that reference on Backify.
We went through the TOS of these services to find if everything is all right. The following clause from Backify TOS may be a cause of worry for many.
By using the facilities of the Backify Services to make Content available to other Users (“Shared Content”): you grant to Backify a limited license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute your Shared Content on and through the Backify Services. The license you grant to Backify is non-exclusive, perpetual, fully-paid and royalty-free, sub-licensable, and worldwide; you represent and warrant that you own the Shared Content or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section;
Even though Encryption of data stored is mentioned a bit and that it cant be accessed by them. its not so clear how its done. Also, as we stated above, they are just resellers we cant be sure of how the TOS applies in typical cases of privacy.
You can avoid these services to back and store such data which does not have any critical information stored & even if gets lost just in case, you should not get worried. IF you want to store any critical data, then we dont advise you to store it here. There are many better services already there to do that.