Dropbox Demands Access To PC And Mac Kernels
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Dropbox has come under fire from disgruntled techies about the company gaining access to PC and Mac operating system kernels.Dropbox’s Project Infinite is aimed at shifting the

service beyond being just a browser-based interface and integrating it more

tightly with an OS so that files can be placed into cloud storage in a more

seamless way.

It also wants this deeper integration with a computer’s operating system and

local file storage so as to prevent, for instance, an inexperienced employee

removing files from a shared Dropbox file.

But some observers say giving the cloud software access to a computer’s kernel

layer potentially opens up the control layer to hackers.