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We recently discovered that, although protecting data is a major concern for most Americans, for some reason, people still aren’t getting around to securing their privacy with encrypted cloud backup. A survey of 607 Americans conducted back in November suggested that the majority of people living in the U.S. fear for their privacy when using technology. But as we uncovered in our Mobile User study last month, not everyone is on top of keeping their data safe. In fact, we found that iOS users are generally more concerned about privacy, or at least doing something to protect it, than Android users.

In light of the New Year–and the results of our study–we’ve created a list of 4 simple resolutions for protecting your privacy in 2015 using our affordable cloud backup service. IDrive offers an easy-to-use application for making your data just as secure as it is accessible, so you can backup your selfies just in time for the countdown to midnight.


1. Backup Everything from Anywhere


Your first resolution should be a promise to yourself to get all of your data from all of your devices safe and secure in the cloud. Today the way we gather and share our data is growing more and more device-driven. The average person owns multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets and computers running a variety of different operating systems.

To accomplish a comprehensive backup of all your critical files, you’ll have to be able to upload from all of your devices, no matter what type, so you can A) access them from anywhere and B) keep them secure from corruption or device failure.

IDrive is one of the only backup services to offer backup for an unlimited amount of devices. We don’t charge extra per extra device, and we’re cross-platform compatible with Android, iOS, PC and Mac, so you can easily and affordably backup every bit of data you have.


2. No More Selfie Leaks in 2015


Your second resolution should address security. Encryption is the key to keeping your data safe from snooping. But there are many different types of encryption. This year, you can protect your data with the securest encryption available: Private key. Not only does IDrive protect your data with military-grade 256-bit AES, we also give you the unique option of choosing a private key which is known only to you, so no one else can unlock your files.

If you’re worried about people peeping at your selfies, taking advantage of IDrive’s private key encryption is the perfect resolution for leaving your concerns behind in 2014. And we offer it as a free option to all of our users.


3. Protecting Your Social Life From Now On

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This year, if you resolve to secure all your data in the cloud, you’ll want to backup every facet of your life, including the photos and videos you’ve posted on social media networks. We make this simple with backup solutions for Instagram and Facebook, so you can easily upload all your photos to the cloud in one fell swoop. You can even backup the Facebook photos you’ve been tagged in.

Facebook and Instagram backup will particularly come in handy for those who have made a resolution to delete their profile, and want to keep a digital album of all their selfies and family pics on hand and safe from prying eyes.


4. Fastrack Your Backup With IDrive Express


To make your New Year’s backup resolution even easier to fulfill, we offer an upload shuttle service so you can easily move all of your data to the cloud without clogging up your bandwidth and wasting precious time on lengthy backups.

The process is fast and easy. We mail you a temporary drive on which you upload all your data. You then mail us back the drive and our Express team quickly uploads your files to your IDrive cloud account where you can access them from any of your devices or computers.
IDrive Express allows you to upload up to 3TB of data within a week. This is a free service, available once per year for our Pro Personal users and three times per year for our Pro Business users.


Ringing in the New Year with IDrive

Everyone needs a fresh start sometimes. It gives us the enthusiasm we need to finally get around to the important things we put off. That’s why we’ve made cloud backup easier and safer than ever, so you can ditch your worries about privacy with a few clicks of a button.

Start protecting your digital life this year with IDrive Online Backup.