So I was contemplating all these bans from Google and Amazon Cloud Drive recently, and I think I may have figured out a simple method of working with the big service companies, rather than against them:
Institute a default encryption scheme, which encrypts both files and names, but uses the same default encryption key for each.
Doing this would allow the big guys to dedupe the files, making their stores smaller, and helping us to more fit in line with what they would consider normal usage. Also, they could then cache the more accessed files (eg, more recent) for better performance as well.
The fact that there is ANY encryption on the files means that if they were to get into the files (at least in the USA) they’d be breaking a few laws by doing so.
Just a thought.