In the past year of so there have been concerns over our personal and business data storage. More to the point is who can gain access to it for no apparent reason other than just trying to find something that is not really there. Well in order to counter this invasion of personal privacy there is a new device in the works. It’s called the Indie Box and what it does is let the user run their own web based services from the home or business network.
Basically, this is an automated and personal web server that is running on your own network. There are some issues involved with this though, such as your ISP not allowing its customers to run web servers from their services and slow upload speeds. According to the designer of the Indie Box Johannes Ernst, he speaks of the thinking behind the Indie Box and why it is important to people who are concerned about privacy and data saving;
Everyone we talked to wanted to be able to take their calendar data home from Google. People don’t necessarily want Google to know they have a doctor’s appointment, or what diseases they are being treated for.
The Indie Box is not on sale yet, but can be pre ordered with the fully assembled model costing around £300 ($500).
Source: Indie Box Project