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I'm looking for a photo hosting site with following properties:

  1. SSL usage is enforced for any access (including image data).
  2. Access to any image data (including thumbnails) requires user being logged in (and the specific image/album can be shared with just specific users).

To verify point 2 above:

  1. Upload an image.
  2. Set its access level as private.
  3. Get URL of thumbnail/image (use "View Source" or "Inspect Element" in modern browsers).
  4. Open Private/Anon browser window.
  5. Try to open URL from step 2.
  6. Expected behavior: user is prompted to login.

As an example, Flickr and Google+ Albums fail this test.

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When you say Flickr and G+ albums fail do you mean photos set to private are still public? Also, are you willing to pay for a service and/or web hosting? –  Tom Brossman Aug 20 '13 at 22:13
    
Yes, "photo" object set to "private" still has underlying imagery publicly accessible (for those who has link, which user may leak inadvertently). Question is specifically underspecified for free/paid site, let's see if there's at least paid one(s), though even free should rather provide such functionality. –  pfalcon Aug 21 '13 at 1:23
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@TomBrossman: Dang... private is not as private as I thought!! Thanks to pfalcon I've just realised that all the "Auto-Backed Up" photos from my phone camera to G+ that are not shared with anyone and "only visible to you" are in fact visible to anyone who has the URL of one of these images! Ouch! (Hmmm... this was actually how Picasa used to work as well.) –  w3d Aug 21 '13 at 1:30
    
Yes, this is especially "interesting" in the wake of stuff like arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/… and arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/… . –  pfalcon Aug 21 '13 at 10:18
    
Too bad this was closed as offtopic here - I really tried to do my homework and find suitable niche site instead of just posting on stackoverflow.com. –  pfalcon Aug 21 '13 at 10:20
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closed as off-topic by Eight Days of Malaise, Sathya Aug 21 '13 at 3:32

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