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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tdemj
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2006-01-03

Yes, encrypting your files is easy, but some of the cloud functionality is about syncing calendars, reminders, photos, or game progress between devices. There's no archiver app, and there are not even files, just implicit streams of data.

It's not necessarily true that only criminals should be concerned. People have lost their jobs over a picture of them drinking beer, or as of very recently, over in-vitro fertilization. You have no idea what innocuous comment or act may trigger hatred in someone around you who has a fairly different idea about how you should live your life. Moral standards change over time, and vary vasty from region to region. Not to mention your intentions could be misunderstood or taken out of context, and boom, all of a sudden you're a villain.

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