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Do you want end-to-end encryption for your photos?https://slik.app

MonishaSurana's profile thumbnail
Hey @charvimittalAppreciate, Indeed a great idea though.But have a question in my mind, Let's say I am sharing photos with you, so assuming you will get a unique URL generated against the photo shared, what if the URL is accessible to some person who doesn't know both of us. In that case, the photo will be accessible to that 3rd person and he might share it with N number of people.How do you think to prevent such cases?
charvimittal's profile thumbnail
Hey @MonishaSurana, that's actually a great question. That is one of the problems that you could face on Google Photos (because they generally believe in security through ofuscation). However, in Slik's systems they secure it using encryption keys, so even though the N number of people might have the shared url, they would still need your unique security codes before being able to view or download the image. The gif on their website explains it well I think. Attached it here for reference:
MonishaSurana's profile thumbnail
Hey @charvimittalI got you, but again from the explanation, I got one more doubt.. Ahh Bear with me😃Will the security code going to be different for each photo as well? OR for one user codes will be going to be the same and that user can have N number of photos. I am getting confused a bit here because a single user can receive N number of photos from N number of people, in that case, it would be difficult for the user to remain N numbers of security code. It will be an overhead to the end-user to remember the passcodes while maintaining end-to-end encryption on the photos.
charvimittal's profile thumbnail
No worries. Great question again. :) The user just enters one passcode and they handle all the complexities in the background - as I learn. If you do signup, I can request them to onboard you into the app sooner so that you can play around with it. (dm me your email/referral code). Out of curiosity - what use case do you find end-to-end encryption most useful for yourself? 1) personal photographs, 2) all photographs, or 3) work related confidential photographs
MonishaSurana's profile thumbnail
Hey @charvimittalI have already signed up over the platform.I find end-to-end encryption most useful almost in all cases.
JaneGoodrich's profile thumbnail
Sounds right up my alley! I can help them. I’m a professional photographer that’s building a SaaS platform for photographers (to run their business). I know a lot about photographers needs for security and backup of their images as well as from a consumer sis! Send them my way jane@picsello.com
charvimittal's profile thumbnail
Sounds great. I sent them your way.
virag's profile thumbnail
Sounds pretty cool, kind of like the b2c version of this? https://tresorit.com/
charvimittal's profile thumbnail
yes, almost. Slik is however only focussed for photos.
ElleDM's profile thumbnail
I've been looking for a private backup solution, definitely want to check them out. Are there different pricing tiers for how many photos one backs up?
charvimittal's profile thumbnail
Hey @ElleDM, apologies for the late reply! I just got confirmation that the pricing plans are based on storage used in GB, with a free tier of somewhere around 5-10GB. The website should also reflect the pricing plans by end of this week, as I gather. :)
ElleDM's profile thumbnail
Very cool, excited to see how it works and wishing them well!