Data and information are essential in our daily life. It’s how we do business and interact with others. Never before have we had the kind of technology and possibilities we have right now. The downside is that we need to rely on more and more people to provide these services for us. Many of them are seemingly free. Think of your Facebook-account and Google Mail.
Many users don’t realize that handing your data over to a third party always bears a risk. Data can get lost or misused. Even the biggest and most reputed brands have experienced epic scandals in this regard. Ranging from Sony to Apple.
Moreover big service providers are an easy target for law enforcement in any country they operate. Most of the time they have to provide an “interface” for police and secret service. Failure to comply usually results in commercial pressure from the host country. Blackberry made this experience in India and the UAE.
To tackle these problem, I encourage everyone to keep control of their data by running essential services on a private server as opposed in a corporate cloud. A small business server is also OK, as long as your employer can be trusted. That way you can use the benefits of the latest technology, while enjoying relative privacy.
All this is made possible by using the latest open source products. Most of the time they easily outperform commercial products and are more secure. Projects like Debian, Apache, Linux and Python make incredibly powerful tools available to everyone who bothers to learn using them.
In summary our goal is to provide our users with the following:
- an infrastructure that is both secure, stable and integrates well with existing devices and software
- peace of mind by limiting the number of people who can access the data for maintenance reasons to the bare minimum
- additional political independence by keeping the hardware hosted in a stable and independent country
In short you could think of this service as a private bank on the Cayman islands. But not for money, but communication. Currently we don’t offer our services to the public, but only a trusted circle of friends and partners. If you are interested in joining, drop an email to admin (at) snapdragon.cc and we will gladly discuss options.