16 Mar 2017

Two years with Cozy

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It’s been two years already, and it’s still a blast: 2 years ago, in March 2015, I have left Mozilla where I had spent 17 years to join Cozy Cloud. What about summarizing what we’ve done over these 2 years? The Cozy mission is more inspiring than ever The fact that I left my job at Mozilla may have  […]

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9 Mar 2017

The chilling effects of mass surveillance

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While surveillance of citizens is increasingly common around the world (did you hear about the recent Wikileaks revelations?), it stirs debate around one important question: how bad is it to live in a mass surveillance society? The answer is simple: when we know we may be under surveillance, we  […]

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2 Mar 2017

We want our data back using APIs!

Cozy Cloud — the French startup that develops a free software personal cloud — has communicated to CNIL (French DPA) and the Art. 29 WP a comment on the modalities of implementation of the portability part of the GDPR. This comment is co-signed by many digital organizations and thought leaders.

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16 Feb 2017

Brand new My Accounts: Gathering your data has never been that easy

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We believe at Cozy Cloud that everybody should get its data back, in the simplest way possible. My Account, our app allowing you to automatically retrieve your data (bills, health data, etc,) plays a central role in this mission. This is why we decided to rethink this app from the ground up. What’s  […]

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10 Feb 2017

Building a Decentralized Internet movement at FOSDEM

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Last week-end was held the FOSDEM 2017 event, like every year at the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles), which where hackers from all over Europe gather to discuss about technology and free and open-source software. The entrance is free (donations are welcome), the event is run only by volunteers  […]

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5 Jan 2017

Pigs in a digital world

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Have your heard the joke about the two pigs? I think it’s a great way to start the new year (happy new year!). So here you are: Two pigs are in a farm and have a chat: I love this place! Isn’t it cool that all the food is for free? The second pig swallows its food and replies: Of course, and on top  […]

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8 Dec 2016

Gregory joins Cozy Cloud!

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Once we started our second round of equity financing, we knew that we would have to grow quickly and efficiently in order to increase the speed and stability of our development. This is a challenge all companies must face. This is when it’s important to recruit the best people so they can work in  […]

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29 Nov 2016

Cedric joins the Cozy crew

Cédric joins the Cozy Crew

At Cozy, we like to keep in touch with student communities. That’s where we often meet passionate people determined to find meaning in their work, who are very enthusiastic when discovering a new language and development project. That’s how Cédric found us: he wanted to create a professional data  […]

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28 Nov 2016

On the road to Cozy version 3

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TL; DR: Cozy is an Open Source / Free Software project that is both audacious and moving fast: applications are getting better, users are numerous and the community is very active. Financially, things are going well, the recent funding roud enables us to hire more developers. There is an issue  […]

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15 Nov 2016

FOSDEM & Decentralized Internet

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The Cozy team wants people to take back control of their data, but we know this is just a part of a larger goal, which is building a decentralized Internet. In order to achieve this, we want to help the many projects around a decentralized Internet to connect and cross-pollinize. This is why I have  […]

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10 Nov 2016

Digital home, sweet digital home

Digital home, sweet digital home

Is privacy a thing from the past? We hear it claimed a hundred times a day that privacy is dead. Today, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft know more about us than our parents or best friends thanks to the information they collect on us by storing our mail, our files, our photos, analysing our  […]

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9 Nov 2016

Cozy will be at POSS2016

Cozy will be at POSS2016

TL;DR Join us on November 16th and 17th for the Open Source Summit at POSS ! You can meet us at our stand B28. What is the Open Source Summit? The Open Source Summit is a European event dedicated to open source and open innovation in general. Free & Open Source Software, open data, open  […]

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3 Nov 2016

Pierre joins the Cozy crew

Pierre joins the Cozy crew

When Pierre started high school, he was certain of one thing: he wanted to become an engineer. Although he quickly realized that engineering wasn’t really for him, he held on to his life-long passion for problem solving. Pierre has a good head on his shoulders: he can see how things work, explore  […]

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GDPR and companies: what are the consequences?

La GDPR et les entreprises : quelles conséquences ?

Context Privacy issues and personal data regulation have become a major challenge. Last year, EU decided to unify privacy-related regulations by setting up the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Every company collecting, storing or processing personal data will have to comply with the GDPR.  […]

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20 Oct 2016

The things you own end up owning you

The things you own end up owning you

The things you own end up owning you: the buddhist idea has never been truer than in the case of Internet-connected objects. What do we actually own when we buy a smartphone, a smart fridge, an ebook on Kindle? The smart device is currently killing the notion of ownership. Let’s take a few steps  […]

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6 Oct 2016

Aeris joins the Cozy crew

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In the digital freedom ecosystem, talking about Nicolas Vinot will not get you far. But mention his nickname and you will have a very different answer: whether IRL or on Twitter, Aeris is a famous figure! His numerous contributions and his vehement speeches are his signature. Being an IT security  […]

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Tristan Nitot about his surveillance:// book

Surveillance, Tristan Nitot's book

— Why did you write a book called surveillance:// ? — I discovered computing when I was 14 years old in 1980, and I was fascinated, to the point I wanted to make it my career. Personal computing was first, then came computer networks, then the Internet. I could envision how this would change the  […]

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22 Sep 2016

Cozy Cloud is hiring!

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Ahoy, cabin boy, cabin girl! Cozy Cloud is looking for new pirates talents to extend its crew. If you feel like a flibuster or a helmsman and you want to jump on the boat to confront the GAFAs1, contact our captain without delay. Our mission The personal server for all Cozy makes personal server  […]

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21 Sep 2016

Feedback on the new architecture

Context We would like to develop a new major version of Cozy that will be able to solve new challenges: allowing multi-users for self-hosted instances; lowering the resources consumption per hosted Cozy instance to reduce its cost; improving global security; reviewing some dimensions of the platform  […]

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5 Sep 2016

Yannick Bidois joins the Cozy crew!

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Yannick discovered Cozy by chance; it seems crazy, but that’s how it is. He had been working for years in a big company, and he was tired of the atmosphere. He had just left Nissan, and he was thinking about running his own company. This is how he discovered the world of start-up and entrepreneurship: he had a project in mind, something between finance and human resources.

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