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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"I can attest that, as an Israeli (and obviously a Jew), I'm against this trend of trumping civic rights.

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

I couldn't agree more! The Civil Rights movement in the US was met with things like "affirmative action" which is THE most racist thing EVER! It pretty much says "blacks pay less because they don't have the means" which is TOTAL bull. I'm tired of flipping the bill for people who WON'T do what is necessary! Not really "paying less" so to speak, but they get breaks the rest of us don't. This whole "you must hire minorities" thing is crazy. As a gay man, I don't want special treatment, I just want the same opportunity to prove myself!

An example of contemporary civil rights: gay marriage movement. In the United States, WHO IS STOPPING YOU!? I've seen gays get married before it was even an issue. Oh, you WANT the gov't to know you're married? You WANT them to know you're gay or strait?

To be on topic, I'd trust a company with my data if their privacy policy was good. However, to have everyone mirror ones' files is probably the least secure thing ever! Got nothing to hide? Who cares?! I have a right to privacy, even if it's a silly story about a green glob of goo who can't seem to fit in with the other goo population because he's a glob and not a blob. When the individual is concerned, it doesn't matter what everyone else "believes" it matters what YOU hold dear to you.

I agree with you that "affirmative action" is a horrible notion. In fact, this was scientifically proven!
There a study that compared "African-Americans" (E.g Black Americans which are the descendents of the slaves) with current immigrants from Africa (E.g Nigerians and such). The former lag behind significantly on all economic factors (employment rates, employment types, etc) whereas there is NO difference between e.g a Nigerian immigrant and a Polish one - both have a similar chance as a white American to land a good job (both salary wise and occupation type wise). The latter even produced a president - Barack Obama, the first elected black president isn't African-American as his father was born in Kenya.

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