Just to drag this issue back to the OP's question.... (And in case Adobe is listening)...
One thing I wish Adobe would explicitly address is the larger issue of data integrity in Cloudy (and all their related programs).
I am certain I have not read every word posted by them, but mostly the theme I get is "trust us, we will take good care of your data". I have long thought they need a white paper describing HOW. Things like:
- How do you ensure the integrity of the uploads and downloads, are they checksummed before and after and compared? Encrypted end to end?
- How do you protect it sitting on your servers, is it always on redundant media, is it always geographically redundant in addition to Raid(like) redundancy? Is it encrypted in place?
- How is it backed up? Is it versioned, so if you got hit with corruption, you can roll back?
- Is it checked for bit rot? Are you prepared for recovery on detection of bit rot?
- To the above, can a user request a roll back to a date? How far?
- How do you protect against user ransomware, e.g. if my laptop gets malware that starts encrypting the images, do those encrypted images get uploaded during sync, and so corrupt the online versions?
- And to my point above, how can we know the updates downloaded from your site are authentic, un-modified either on your portal or during download? (E.g. solarwinds). How can we validate that the code we are now running is authentic, and unmodified by other parties either before I got it, or after it got on my machine?
I'm sure there are others... but it would be nice to hear technical details. I realize some companies view security-by-obscurity as a good thing, but it pretty generally is accepted it is not. It's just obscurity.
And to me Adobe is a prime target. Its user base is often not computer savy, even with just LR and Photoshop we all have dozens of Adobe programs running all the time with no explanation of what they do (the point being that the normal advice of "look for unusual activity" is pointless). Tell us the details of how you are making us and our data safe. Please.