Nextcloud is a suite of free and open-source client-server software that allows you to create your own file hosting services on private servers. The service can be used for free and storage and bandwidth are entirely up to you if you run your own server. However, you can also create your cloud with others' servers as well.
Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?
Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?
Does it have parental controls?
Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?
Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?
Does it require you to create a strong password?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
How Can It Snoop?
Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?
Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?
Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?
Does it require an email address to use?
Does it require a phone number to use?
Does it require an address (home or office) to use?
Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?
Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?
Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?
Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?
What Could Go Wrong?
How Does It Share Your Data?
Nextcloud does not sell, trade or transfer your personal information to third parties unless users are provided with advance notice. However, anonymized data may be provided to third parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
- Open-source platform.
- Large amount of flexibility.
- Takes some time to set up properly.
- Backups are the responsibility of the server owner.