Helm Files, powered by Nextcloud, is a new service available now for securely syncing and sharing files and backing up photos. With Helm Files, you can use your Helm Personal Server to self-host your own on-premises file storage and sync service.
Now, it’s easy to get your information off Google Drive, Dropbox and other services and own it with Helm Files. Your data should belong to you. With Helm Files, now even more of it can on a Helm server.
You asked, we listened! We are pleased to announce the launch of several new features and updates to Helm. Customers can now manage multiple domains, setup email aliasing, and easily manage multiple users on Helm. Use the latest version of the Helm app to access these features.
Morse writes, “It has become increasingly clear that almost every action you take — be it online or off — is collected, categorized, and sold by entities that never had your best interests at heart. But it doesn’t have to be that way.”
Because Morse is a strong advocate for consumer data protection and privacy, we sent him a Helm Personal Server to dissect and judge. Morse spent time testing and using Helm and gave it a solid 4.5 star Mashable rating. He highlighted its qualities including super simple setup, sleek design, encrypted backups, expandable storage, and the ability to own your own data. …
We take a three-tier approach to protecting our customers’ privacy and security through our bug bounty program, security assessments and audits, and research community vulnerability reporting.
Starting January 24, 2019, we are excited to offer rewards up to $20,000 for eligible vulnerabilities found in the Helm network. In partnership with the leading cybersecurity platform, Bugcrowd, we are engaging a community of researchers and hackers to discover Helm network, hardware, and software vulnerabilities. Rewards will be paid through the bug bounty program on Bugcrowd.
We also partnered with Atredis, leaders in penetration testing and embedded security assessments, to put the Helm server and services through their paces. Atredis thoroughly reviewed the Helm server along with supporting backend services and our mobile apps for security flaws. …
To safeguard our privacy, we need a decentralized internet where personal data is no longer stored on massive servers owned by a handful of corporations.
In April 2004, the Chinese journalist Shi Tao revealed an order from the Communist party to censor coverage of the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Journalists were instructed to “direct public opinion” and uphold party doctrine in their reporting. Hoping to inform others of the censorship, Tao shared notes he had taken on the document with a New York website.
His mistake was sending them from his Yahoo email account.
A year later, Tao was serving the first of a 10-year prison sentence for revealing “state secrets”. The government’s investigation, journalists discovered in 2005, was aided and abetted by Yahoo, which shared Tao’s personal data with Chinese authorities. …
We are happy to announce additional ways to pay for Helm. Customers can now purchase the Helm Personal Server with their payment method of choice. Select from the following options at checkout:
Since announcing Helm three weeks ago, the coverage and response have been phenomenal. There have also been a ton of questions about how Helm works, design decisions and the corresponding tradeoffs, open source, security capabilities and more. Thank you for all the feedback! Helm has been a joy to build and we wanted to share more details to respond to all the inquiries.
This post, the first in a series, explains how Helm manages networking to answer some of your most asked questions.
Here’s a recap of press coverage from our launch last week:
- Axios: Host your own e-mail
- Bloomberg Technology (TV): The Startup Behind the Anti-Cloud Computer Server