Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Apr 2012 17:39 UTC
Google Well, this has been a very, very long time in the making. Google has finally unveiled its big Dropbox competitor: Google Drive. You start with 5GB for free, and you can go all the way to 1TB for $50 per month. This is a big deal for many (if you were to use rumouring as a gauge), but all I can think of is this: why on earth would you entrust your files to a company - any company - whose sole interest is extracting money from you, and who, to boot, is subject to crazy American laws?
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by Gestahlt on Tue 24th Apr 2012 18:22 UTC
Gestahlt
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2011-10-17

Hm,i donĀ“t know. I also wouldnt store my stuff online. The only use i can see is as a share accross multiple devices and locations but then again, i always have a usb stick with me or the stuff on my smartphone where i can access it via wlan, bluetooth, cable, whatever.

As Thom said, im also old fashioned. Im afraid that when i store some funny text i found somewhere i might get arrested when i have to go to Timbuktu for a business trip.

And to encrypt all data and obfuscate everything before i store it is just too complicated. And besides, i have a lot to do with high performance computing and i know that in the next few months the unbrutable algo will become obsolete. Especially with the power the most companys have at hand.

Realistically i really doubt that will happen now and i dont think i might be interesting to any goverments. But then again: what wont hurt you now, might bite your a$$ in the future.

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