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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Dump Truck Private Sharing Now Available

Golden Frog just announced that Private Sharing is out of Beta and ready for all Giganews users with Dump Truck! Use the Dump Truck Web App to access Private Sharing and securely collaborate on files and folders with other Dump Truck users. Invite anyone to access shared folders and assign a permission level, with just their email address. When a privately shared file or folder is changed, added or deleted, the changes synchronize to all users who have joined the share.

Dump Truck Private Sharing Features

  • Easily invite anyone through the Dump Truck Web App to collaborate on folders
  • Set permission levels for users on shared folders
  • Read Only access supported. If you choose this option, users can view files but cannot modify them
  • Collaborate on files and folders and they update for all users
  • Move, rename and edit shared files and folders as if they were your own
  • Access shared files across all Dump Truck desktop, mobile and web applications
*Desktop App version 1.2.2 Update Required to Access Private Sharing

Although you can share folders via Private Sharing only through the Web App, you can access shared folders via the desktop and mobile apps. Privately shared files will be synced to your desktop using the Dump Truck desktop app. Golden Frog recently updated the Dump Truck Mac and Windows apps to version 1.2.2 to support Private Sharing. Update from within the app by clicking on "Update Available" in the main menu, or you can download the latest version for Mac or Windows.

The Dump Truck Mobile Apps do not need to be updated to access privately shared folders.

Dump Truck secure online storage is included FREE with every Giganews account. If you're not already a Giganews member, we invite you to sign up for a 14-day free trial.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Private Sharing Beta Now Available for Dump Truck Web App

Collaborating and sharing files and folder using Dump Truck secure online storage is now a lot easier. Golden Frog just made available its new Private Sharing beta feature for Dump Truck to all Giganews users. Using the Dump Truck Web App, users can now use Private Sharing to easily and securely collaborate on files and folders with other Dump Truck users. This new feature is ideal for small businesses, and for sharing files with family and friends. Giganews users can also easily invite anyone to access shared folders and assign a permission level, with just an email address. When a privately shared file or folder is changed, added or deleted, the changes synchronize to all users who have joined the share.

Previously, Dump Truck only enabled users to share files and/or folders with others via a Public Link. Users also had the option to add an expiration date and a password to the link but they could not collaborate on these files. The new Private Sharing feature now allows for collaboration, easy access and secure sharing!

Dump Truck Private Sharing Features

  • Any changes to a folder will show up for all users who have access to it, allowing for easier collaboration
  • There are multiple permission level options for each folder. You can also edit the permission level after you share the folder
  • Unlike many competitors, Dump Truck supports Read-Only access. If you choose this option, users can view files but cannot modify them
  • With the right permission levels, users can move, rename and edit shared files and folders
  • Users can access shared files across all Dump Truck desktop, mobile and web applications

How to Get Started


Dump Truck secure online storage is included FREE with every Giganews account. Any Giganews member using Dump Truck can access the Private Sharing Beta. Here's how you can get started:
  1. If you're not already using Dump Truck, download the Windows, Mac, Android or iOS app today
  2. If you're an existing Dump Truck user, update the Dump Truck Mac or Windows app. Note: You could lose some of your data if you don't update your apps first
  3. Log into the Beta version of the Web App and start sharing folders with Dump Truck users using their email address
  4. Share your valuable feedback with Golden Frog by using the Beta Feedback form on the site

Desktop App Update Required


Although you can share folders via Private Sharing only through the web app, you can access shared folders via our desktop apps. Privately shared files will be synced to your desktop using the Dump Truck desktop app. Golden Frog recently updated the Dump Truck Mac and Windows apps to version 1.2.2 to support the Private Sharing beta. In order to use Private Sharing, you must update the Dump Truck desktop app. Note: You could lose some of your data if you don't update your apps first. Update from within the app by clicking on "Update Available" in the main menu, or you can download the latest version of the Mac or Windows app.

Dump Truck secure online storage is included FREE with every Giganews account. Use Dump Truck to store, sync and access your photos, documents or files from anywhere in the world. Created by Golden Frog with a focus on speed and security, Dump Truck uses 256-bit encryption to secure your files and delivers the same unlimited speeds you expect from Giganews.

If you're not already a Giganews member, we invite you to sign up for a 14-day free trial.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Welcome to Dump Truck: Part 3 - Dump Truck Secure Sharing

Today, Golden Frog posted Part 3 - Dump Truck Secure Sharing of their "Welcome to Dump Truck" blog series on their blog. In this blogpost, they cover how to securely share files and folders with the Dump Truck Web App.

After you read the blogpost and learn all the features, you can log in to the Dump Truck Web App using your Giganews username and password. Don’t forget that Giganews Diamond accounts receive 30GB of Dump Truck online storage, while all other Giganews accounts receive 5GB of online storage.

If you missed the Part 2 of the "Welcome to Dump Truck series", please read Part 2 - Dump Truck Web App on the Golden Frog blog.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Dump Truck for iOS now available

Golden Frog announced today that Dump Truck for iOS is now available in the App Store! Use Dump Truck on your on your iPhone or iPad to securely access your files while on the go. You can also upload your photos and videos from your iOS device and safely store them to Dump Truck.

Dump Truck for iOS Features:
  • Secure access to your photos, videos and documents while on the go
  • Quick upload of your photos and videos from your iPhone or iPad
  • View your favorite files while offline
Available on the App Store

Diamond accounts receive 30 GB of Dump Truck online storage, while all other Giganews accounts receive 5 GB. Dump Truck is free to download and install on your iOS devices.

Please remember to use your Giganews username and password to access Dump Truck.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Welcome to Dump Truck: Part 1 - Dump Truck Desktop

We hope everyone is enjoying the new Dump Truck desktop and mobile apps and the redesigned Web App that were announced two weeks ago.

Over the next month, Golden Frog will publish a "Welcome to Dump Truck" blog series to introduce Dump Truck's new apps and features to everyone. Part 1 of the blog series is about Dump Truck Desktop and now available on the Golden Frog blog.

P.S. Don't forget to use your Giganews username and password to access the Dump Truck Desktop apps, Mobile apps and Web App. 30 GB of Dump Truck is included free with every Diamond account and 5 GB of Dump Truck is included free with all other Giganews accounts.

Check out the latest post about Dump Truck Desktop!

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Dump Truck Rebuilt - New Desktop, Mobile and Web Apps

Dump Truck Online StorageLast December, we announced our partnership with Golden Frog to provide free Dump Truck secure online storage to every Giganews member.

When we made Dump Truck available to Giganews members last year, the service included WebDAV access to your files and a basic Web App. Over the past year, Golden Frog listened to your comments and worked hard to improve the service based on your feedback.

Today, Dump Truck online storage gets even better with completely new Desktop apps, Mobile apps and rebuilt Web App so you can use Dump Truck on all of your devices.

After a year of non-stop development, the Dump Truck storage service now includes:
  • Windows and Mac Desktop applications to sync your files from your desktop to Dump Truck
  • Android and iOS Mobile apps to view and manage your files on the go. (iOS App pending App Store approval)
  • A completely redesigned and rebuilt Web App so you can use your web browser to access, upload and share files in your Dump Truck account
Don’t forget to use your Giganews username and password to access the Dump Truck Desktop apps, Mobile apps and Web App. 30 GB of Dump Truck is included free with every Diamond account and 5 GB of Dump Truck is included free with all other Giganews accounts.

Why use Dump Truck online storage?

It’s simple - you should choose Dump Truck for your storage needs because Golden Frog is more focused on security than other online storage providers. Golden Frog was founded to keep the Internet free and open while respecting user privacy and security. In 2009, Golden Frog launched VyprVPN Personal VPN to protect users' Internet connections and Dump Truck is their latest service focused on privacy and security.

Why is Dump Truck more secure?

When you upload your files to Dump Truck, Golden Frog the only company who handles your data so your privacy is protected and your security is ensured. Golden Frog doesn’t rely on 3rd parties to store your files. Similar to how Giganews operates its own Usenet clusters, Golden Frog owns the hard drives, servers and manages their own global network so they can keep your files secure.

They also store three copies of your files using 256-bit AES encryption to ensure you always have a secure and redundant copy. When you upload or download files from Dump Truck all data is encrypted using 256-bit SSL - the same encryption level used by financial institutions. Golden Frog also doesn’t use data deduplication to inspect your files to save on storage costs, nor will they ever display ads or analyze users’ files for marketing purposes. Like Giganews, Golden Frog respects users’ privacy and security and will never inspect your files.

Dump Truck Desktop - Sync files from your Desktop

Dump Truck files sync right to your desktop
Use Dump Truck Desktop on Windows or Mac to securely sync and store all of your files.

Dump Truck Desktop features:
  • Windows and Mac applications
  • Automatically syncs files from your desktop to Dump Truck
  • All your files in your Dump Truck folder on your desktop are on all of your devices
Download Dump Truck Desktop

Dump Truck Web App - Access your files from any browser

The Dump Truck Web App has been totally redesigned and rebuilt with improved performance and new features. Use the the Web App to access, upload and share your files from any web browser.

Access Dump Truck from any web browser

Dump Truck Web App features:
  • Access files in your Dump Truck account from any web browser
  • Powerful sidebar folder directory for easy navigation
  • Upload entire folders, including sub-folders
  • Create and share public links to folders using passwords and expiration dates
  • Easy to use drag and drop to move files around in Dump Truck
  • Favorite files and folders to bookmark for quick access

Dump Truck Mobile Apps - Access your files while on the go

Access your files in Dump Truck on the go
Dump Truck Mobile App to access and store files while on the go.

Dump Truck Mobile App features:
  • Android and iOS apps (iOS app pending App Store approval)
  • Upload photos and videos to Dump Truck from your mobile device
  • Access and view files stored in Dump Truck
  • Favorite any file for quick online or offline access
Available on Google Play and the App Store (pending App Store approval).

Access Dump Truck with your Giganews username and password and see all of Dump Truck’s new features for yourself! If you are not currently a Giganews member, sign up now for free 14 day free trial to try Dump Truck and much more.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dump Truck Online Storage Now Available for All Giganews Members

Today, we are extremely excited to announce that we have added Dump Truck online storage to every Giganews membership at no additional charge! All Giganews Diamond members now have free access to 30 GB of Dump Truck online storage. All other Giganews accounts have access to 5 GB of free Dump Truck online storage.

After hearing from Giganews members that they want an online, secure, personal storage service, we announced our plans to partner with Golden Frog to bring online storage to Giganews members. Today, we are happy to deliver online storage to Giganews members.

Over the last 18 Months, our successful partnership with Golden Frog has led to the development of new innovative products and tools for Giganews members. We first partnered up with Golden Frog to create the Mimo Usenet Browser + Search. Shortly thereafter, we brought Golden Frog's VyprVPN Personal VPN service to Giganews members. Now Dump Truck Online Storage by Golden Frog is included free with every Giganews account.

What is Dump Truck?

Dump Truck is a personal online storage service created by Golden Frog with a focus on speed and security of personal data. Use Dump Truck to store and access your photos, documents, data and files from anywhere in the world. Dump Truck uses 256-bit encryption to secure your files and delivers the same unlimited speeds you expect from Giganews.

Dump Truck features include:
  • Intuitive web interface with drag and drop upload
  • Simple and secure file structure
  • 256-bit SSL encryption for uploads and downloads
  • Files are encrypted on-disk with 256-bit AES encryption
  • Access to your files anywhere in the world
  • WebDAV Support - Access Dump Truck using DAV clients and apps
Dump Truck features coming soon:
  • iPad, iPhone, and Android online storage apps - Storage while on the go
  • Windows and Mac desktop application - Access your files just like any other drive
  • Public and private sharing - Share with the world or simply your friends
  • Password Protection - Control the access to your data
All Giganews members can simply login to Dump Truck to get started. If you're not already a Giganews member, we invite you to take advantage of our Dump Truck Launch Special!

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