With the news about how the government is easily spying on the people with the help of different internet browsers, Google is defending itself by saying that they do not participate in any government programs that will give access to people’s private data. This is what the company’s spokesperson has made clear, refusing to be a part of the recent controversy regarding the NSA PRISM program.
Chris Gaither told the website Wired:
“When required to comply with these requests, we deliver that information to the US government — generally through secure FTP transfers and in person. The US government does not have the ability to pull that data directly from our servers or network.”
They are the first to refute the allegations. Facebook and Yahoo has not yet clarified which system is being used to transmit court ordered data to the government. Google said that they have been asked by the Feds to participate but they have declined, refusing to lose the trust of their clients.
With the ever changing and improvement in technology, it is just inevitable that people continuously develop something that will make different computer- related processes easier. Take for example, transferring of files. The most common way to transport files from one host to another is through FTP or file transfer protocol, now however, there is a way to do the same process in a much more efficient manner which is through an app.
Webcor has been trying to develop a cutting edge way to do what an FTP is doing. It is a definite upgrade to the regular FTP. This new app allows users to store, access, manage and share files from just about any location. This breakthrough was not meant to be this big and successful. It started with 50 users and has now jumped to 200. This is not the first app that was developed to do the same, but Webcor has managed to make it work because of diligence.
There are many ways to transfer files for free, even if it’s a large file! You just need to know how to do it correctly. If you are wanting to transfer files from your computer to the internet and you want to do it all in the same time, what you need to do is gather each file necessary in a folder. Once it is in a folder, compress it. If you are using Windows, right click on the file and choose “Send to”, then choose “Compressed (zipped) folder” These files can be images, documents, videos, etc.
Compressing these files will make it easier to send. If it is not compressed, you will have to put files one by one. From there, you can send it online then it will be called a File Transfer Protocol or FTP. This is when you can transfer files from one host to another through the internet.
An application has been developed by HotHotSoftware that allows fully automatic FTP upload of multiple files at regular intervals. This is for webmasters and computer power users. This new software allows you to choose how many times you upload and when it occurs. For example, every 30 minutes or every 1 hour etc..) You can also upload or copy numerous files at once. Making it such an easy use. There would be no need for a person to be in front of the computer to do the checking. You can let it do all the work for you! Just review all the actions on the log once it’s done.
This software is available now for download for only $29.95 for a limited time. The normal price is for $49.95. There are numerous ways to purchase. It can be done through PayPal, credit card or phone and fax.
To order, you can go straight to this link - http://www.hothotsoftware.com/automatic-ftp-upload-software-to-upload-multiple-files-at-regular-intervals_software/
Does file sharing feel like a pain in the ass? Well that won’t be a case anymore now that SmartFile is around. It is a FTP-hosted solutions for businesses of all sizes. They are claiming to easily send, receive and store files online. Perfect and can be well trusted since they offer complete security and can handle large data. It is user friendly and all one has to do is to create folders where you store files and you can control who gets to access the folder. Say one office works with the use of Smarfile, the HR department can send files to other departments like the accounting department, or marketing department and vice versa. They have a 14 day-free trial service and if you liked it, you can enroll to one of their five different pricing plans. Each plan varies according to included features and storage space. Users can pay on either a monthly or yearly basis.
Mobile Podcaster, product of New Site Media Group is now available in the Apple iTunes store. This new addition to Apple is great for people who are always on the go but continuously stays connected with people online. Mobile podcaster features the ability to attach photos and upload recordings to podcast episodes through the use of FTP. (File Transfer Protocol) This also allows people to make a new episode on your personal WordPress website, which makes things now very easy!
Mobile Podcast developer Steinar Knutsen said “We are constantly updating our apps to provide the most advanced set of tools available to folks who wish to podcast from their iPhone or iPad. The feedback we have received from our customers has been phenomenal and we take their suggestions for additional features seriously.” This is probably why the added features are impressive. Among the many are:
- FTP Upload
- Ability to email podcast episode with image attachment
- Advanced headphone & microphone recording
- Playback support ready
Searching for a FTP program? While there are truly thousands of programs available, let me make your search a little easier. Try out Mocha FTP right now. That’s right, The Mocha soft has now made their Mocha FTP Server freeware for everyone to enjoy.
This program supports standard FTP commands. So basically everything you would ever need for your FTP program, it’s there. Moreso, Mocha Server gives a very easy way to copy files to/from a PDA running Windows Mobile or Pocket PC 200x it very much supports the standard File Transfer Protocol features found in the most web browsers and FTP client applications.
FTP or File Transfer Protocol is pretty much self explanatory. As the name suggests, it is used to transfer files to the internet. It can be used to transfer files between two computer accounts, transfer files between an account and a desktop computer, or access online software archives. It is most commonly used to download a file from a server through the use of internet or to upload files to the server.
How do you use FTP? Easy. You can use a web browser to connect to FTP addresses just like you would to connect to HTTP addresses. Your web browser will take care of some of the details of connecting to a site and transferring files. It is convenient and hassle free. The only downside is web browsers are often slower and less reliable than when you transfer files by graphical clients. To use your web browser to connect to an FTP site, just replace what is normally http with ftp.
We all know about FTP and how it works, how it uses client software and server-side software to communicate efficiently so that file transfers can go without a glitch. We also know that the nature of the File Transfer Protocol makes it ideal for what we call “batch processing”.
Batch processing simply means that the files are not transferred in real time as new data pours in, but as batches on schedule. The schedule largely depends on the application or use and can vary from every few hours to even weekly.
It is important to understand the nature of FTP because it makes it unsuitable for applications that require real time data transfer such as automated FX trading wherein an almost immediate response is needed. Note too that even if data is transferred in batches, it does not automatically mean that you should use FTP because SFTP is needed for those transferring sensitive information.
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In choosing the right FTP, the answer would depend on your goals and requirements. Generally speaking, SFTP is superior to FTPS. It would be a good idea to implement both protocols; however, they are different in terms of their concepts and supported commands.
If you have a server that have FTP support but does not have SFTP/SSH clients or it needs to be accessed from personal devices such as PDAs, smartphones, etc), it is a good idea to use FTPS. However, if you are building a custom security solution, the better option is SFTP. As for the side of the clients, the requirements depend on the server that you plan to connect to.