So I’ve been complaining on Twitter about my Internet data.
Well, it seems as if I’ve now discovered what’s wrong.
Dropbox. Yeah, Dropbox.
My CANON camera folder auto-synced with the Dropbox folder on my Mac. So when I put in my memory card all the photos (hundreds of 4-6MB files) started automatically uploading to Dropbox, ON MY INTERNET.
That’s probably why 2Gb of Etisalat data vanished in 2 days, and 4+Gb of Smile data vanished in one afternoon.
So there, mystery solved, I reckon.
On this specific count of undue and excessive exploitation both Internet providers are hereby acquitted and discharged.
I have also now proceeded to unlink everything unlinkable in my Dropbox settings.
Lesson Learned: Beware what your computer (or other internet-connected device) is plugged into. The Dropboxes of this world, with automatic settings that encourage unrestrained data consumption.