Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes Podcast 215 - World Airplane Travel Tips with James Senior

May 28, '10 Comments [3] Posted in Musings | Podcast
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Camera_mug__604x640_ My two-hundred-and-fifteenth podcast is up. Scott and James are on a world tour and racking up the miles. James shares some of his best travel tips and tricks, and Scott shares how he moves through airport security as fast as possible. It's Techie Travel with James and Scott this week on Hanselminutes, recorded from Sydney, Australia.

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Thursday, July 08, 2010 3:54:43 PM UTC
Hey Scott, this was a great podcast. One question I had was your take on Evernote security. I really liked the idea that you saved "everything" in Evernote, including where you parked your car, your airline tickets, etc. As you mentioned, even if you lose your phone your info is accessible since it's in "the cloud".

However, it seems that this could be a potentially bad idea. All you need is one well placed disgruntled Evernote employee, which is certainly a not unheard of scenario with other companies. Then your private data may be available to a few or the masses. Having potentially let others know exactly where you parked your car and that you will be gone for a couple of days or, for all your adoring fans, exactly what plane you are on and where you are sitting, could be an issue.

While we commonly have sensitive data in the cloud such as our email on Live Mail, gmail, etc, these systems are usually tried and true. Evernote is a newer company without this robust history and credibility yet.

Are you worried about this? I noticed that if you upgrade to the paid account you can encrypt your notebooks, however, does this affect searching? It seems that searching is one of the biggest draws of Evernote and to cripple this feature would potentially make it nothing more than a cloud drive.

I would be very interested in hearing your take on this as the tips you offered were great and I would really like to start using them.

Thanks!
Thursday, July 08, 2010 5:26:30 PM UTC
Matt - Interesting question. Hadn't thought of it much. Certainly if I my password was "password" or I didn't trust the guys at Evernote this could be a problem. Encrypting the data shouldn't affect searching but it does mean my password needs to be extra secure.

When I say everything, I don't save passwords in Evernote, but I hear what you're saying. Ultimately though, we all live in public. If someone is going to come looking for you, they will likely find you.
Monday, July 19, 2010 3:54:02 PM UTC
Completely agree. Usually when family or friends complain about the lack of privacy these days I let them know that nothing is private. They don't like that response much. So, I tell them that I am private by anonymity; meaning that no one really knows or cares about what Matt Penner is doing. :) Scott Hanselman might be a different story. :)
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