Science and technology

Younited provides a Finnish-made alternative to US cloud storage services.A Finnish company is challenging online giants with its cloud storage service.

DROPBOX, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive... There's no shortage of options for anyone looking to put their files in the cloud. But while the biggest cloud storage services are created by US tech titans, there is now also a Finnish-made alternative.

Created by the computer security company F-Secure, Younited offers the same basic functions as its international counterparts: it gives you a cloud storage (5 GB for free, and paid options exist for those who require more) that allows you to back up files in the cloud as well as to synchronise them between several computers. It also has applications for smartphones and tablets, making it possible to access your files on the go.

However, Younited goes beyond the standard features, having a graphical interface that makes managing photos, videos and other media a more visual experience. In addition, it can be connected to other cloud services, so Younited can also be used to access files on Dropbox, Facebook, Picasa, and others.

F-Secure is not a newcomer when it comes to data security – indeed, the company has an over 25-year history in computer security. With this in mind, Younited is promoted as a secure location: "We say NO to the prying eyes of governments and we don't sell your information to advertisers," is how Younited's About page puts it.


Teemu Henriksson

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