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Nextcloud 13.0.1, 12.0.6 and 11.0.8 available with improved password protection
We have made available minor updates to Nextcloud 11, 12 and 13. As usual, these bring stability and reliability improvements and we urge all users to upgrade at their earliest convenience! Customers can rely on the stand-by upgrade support from Nextcloud GmbH if needed. If you are on Nextcloud 11 … Continued Read more.
Join us at our next hackweek!
  Time for another hackweek! We were really happy to meet some of you at FOSDEM, 34c3 and other events, but it has been a while since we have spent a whole week together! The next hackweek will happen from April 9th to April 13th and we hope that a … Continued Read more.
The ever expanding Markdown app
Some of you might be familiar with the Nextcloud Markdown Editor. It has been improving steadily over the last months, encompassing a wide variety of capabilities beyond simple Markdown. Markdown? Wikipedia explains Markdown like this: Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. It is designed so … Continued Read more.
How Nextcloud protects your business from license uncertainty
Running a business is balancing risks as any signed contract or bought product can cause problems down the line. The fine print in various contracts and software licenses need close scrutiny. The AGPL under which Nextcloud delivers its software gives enterprises the certainty that comes with a widely used and … Continued Read more.
One of the organizations behind reporting on the Panama Papers uses Nextcloud
OCCRP (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project) is one of the many organizations that were involved with the release of the Panama Papers. Considering the nature of work OCCRP does, they rely heavily on vendor neutral, enterprise grade open source technologies. We talked to Michał “Rysiek” Wozniak, Chief Information Security … Continued Read more.
Irony: Dropbox saved 75 million by moving away from cloud hosting
Dropbox, in its S1-statement last Friday, showed it reduced its operating costs by nearly 75 million over the next two years by moving storage away from Amazon onto its own infrastructure. Cost savings are only one part of why moving away from cloud storage can be beneficial, but it is … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud will check passwords against database of HaveIBeenPwned
Users tend to use the same passwords in multiple locations, which poses a significant risk in case passwords are stolen. Last Thursday, Security researcher Troy Hunt, known from his site HaveIBeenPwned, expanded his existing dataset of 306 million leaked passwords with another 200 million, bringing the total to half a … Continued Read more.
Digital Imaging for Medicine in Nextcloud
In the last months, Aysel Afsar Ozkan integrated a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) viewer in Nextcloud, making it available for medical professionals to review Radiography or Tomography images easily and, more importantly, securely. Introducing DICOM DICOM is the international standard to transmit, retrieve, store, print, process and … Continued Read more.
Valentine’s day: we love Free Software!
It is that time of the year again, a day to profess love. And we’d like to join in. As community, we’re collaborating and producing privacy protecting software under a set of licenses which lets us work together in a transparent, open and efficient way! This was a central reason … Continued Read more.
Android app 3.0 with end-to-end encryption, Oreo, login wall detection and more
The Nextcloud Android app v3 delivers Android 8 Oreo support, End-to-end Encryption, much better handling of local and remote files, many fixes for the auto-upload and much more in over 180 pull requests reviewed and merged over the last months. It is now available on the app store and you … Continued Read more.
The issue with Public Cloud
One question a lot of people ask us is: Is it a bad idea to store corporate data on Dropbox? Or: Should I store my company’s data on consumer grade public clouds like Dropbox, Google Drive or Office 365, among others? There is a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud 13 Brings Improved UI, Video and Text Chat, End-to-end Encryption, Improved performance and more
Nextcloud 13 is out after 9 months of development and testing. This release brings improvements to the core File Sync and Share like easier moving of files and a tech preview of our end-to-end encryption for the ultimate protection of your data. It also introduces collaboration and communication capabilities, like … Continued Read more.
Encryption in Nextcloud
Providing strong protection of data is the biggest benefit Nextcloud has over public clouds. Self-hosting means you are in control over your data. Of course, un-authorized access has to be stopped and this is where encryption comes in. In this blog post we’ll discuss the different types and layers of … Continued Read more.
Guest post: Federated Blockchains and the Financecloud API, by Matthias Klees
Finance Cloud API develops a protocol to launch financial and crypto services, and is using Nextcloud for the cloud part. Discover the presentation of the Finance Cloud API Idea, by Matthias Klees! Finance Cloud API, by Matthias Klees Since last year, we have been developing the FINANCECLOUD API Idea (a … Continued Read more.
ActivityPub: the new standard for decentralized networks
Today, the World Wide Web gained a new standard: ActivityPub. The recommendation has been published by the responsible W3C workgroup after 3 years of work, started in no small part by Christopher Lemmer Webber, founder of the Mediagoblin project. Nextcloud uses ActivityPub, implementing it to handle Activity federation between servers, … Continued Read more.

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