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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RE[4]: Crazy American Laws?
by jhodapp on Thu 26th Apr 2012 16:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Crazy American Laws?"
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All that the good folk in USA need is to let their gov and money men know that they are sick of being robbed and playing empire.

Return service men from abroad, close down the god knows how many bases around the planet and allow others some self determination for a change. Gee, people might even like you for it and thank you.

Back on topic, no way would I personally utilise any form of cloud storage. Look after my own data and not hand it off to a 3rd party. Yes uploads on modern net connections are crappy, such is life. Not that I am concerned with my data privacy (yawn) but more so the act of Gov freezing access to it as they did recently to many legit users of MegaUpload.

Oh my gosh, as an American citizen, I couldn't possibly agree any more with your first statement! I'm very sick and tired of this country spending trillions of USD for hundreds of thousands of troops abroad, all in the name of the general excuse of in the interest of "national security." The world is a changing place with many other nations able to fend for themselves without the US acting as the world police. We can't do it, can't afford it and morally shouldn't be doing it (IMO). I think there's a Republican candidate right now who's primary platform includes this: Ron Paul! Also, the Libertarian Party believes in this as well. Republicans and Democrats do not and balk at anybody who believes in this as someone who doesn't live in reality. Sigh.

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