Scripting News: Encryption in Fargo 1.14.

This morning “Fargo” has an exciting new feature, encryption.

Why encryption is important

  • Encryption is important in a Dropbox-based notetaking tool because, like every hugely popular web service, Dropbox has had security issues.
  • And recent revelations about the power of the NSA to access our online data makes encryption an important feature no matter where you’re storing your data.

Where we’re at with encryption.

  • This is a new feature, so at first you should be careful using it, in case there are any security issues. In the early testing we found one serious issue. There may be others.
  • We’re using a standard JavaScript encryption library created at Stanford. It was so incredibly easy to use. Thanks to the team at Stanford that created this excellent library.
  • Now you can use Fargo for new applications that require security. For example, storing passwords and confidential documents.

Video demo

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About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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