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[2]: "Crazy American laws"......
by chripun on Thu 26th Apr 2012 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE: "Crazy American laws"......"
chripun
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I'm appalled by your racist comment about the "Jewish Mafia" and the "Black President".

I can attest that, as an Israeli (and obviously a Jew), I'm against this trend of trumping civic rights. There is a huge outcry here against exactly these kinds of measures which the US government is trying (and unfortunately succeeding) pushing on us.
Our copyright law was recently changed for the worse due to US pressure and extortion - I'm sure you're well aware of the aid Israel receives from the US which can and is easily leveraged against us to adhere to US interests.

From my POV, US citizens must be stupid: you barely exercise your voting right - the voting percentage is embarrassingly low - and you keep electing the same people that turn your own constitution into toilet paper and you don't bother to do anything about it.

Just recently the FBI closed Megaupload and by doing so blocked many legitimate users from accessing their own legal content (e.g. many Hip-Hop artists were using it). Nobody did anything about this.
Had this happened in Israel i'm sure there would be government buildings on fire or at least the media & courts would crucify the people responsible.

Democracy isn't some fact of nature like gravity - it won't hold if nobody fights for it.

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