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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Companies
by jessesmith on Tue 24th Apr 2012 19:57 UTC
jessesmith
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2010-03-11

>> "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?"

As opposed to all the companies who just want to bring you free milk and cookies?

Okay, on a serious note, the amount of storage and the pricing seems pretty good. I think Google Drive will appeal to people who want on-line storage and who recognize the Google brand and might not be aware of solutions like Dropbox or One. In other words, I think this service will appeal to less technical people who are just starting to learn about services like iCloud.

I find it weird so many people are worried about Google searching through their files. That is what encryption is for.

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RE: Companies
by rebus on Tue 24th Apr 2012 20:42 in reply to "Companies"
rebus Member since:
2009-10-25

There is no mention of encryption on Google Drive, or at least I could not find any.

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RE[2]: Companies - same encrypt as Dropbox
by jabbotts on Wed 25th Apr 2012 15:58 in reply to "RE: Companies"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Google Drive currently uses the same encryptoin as DropBox; encrypt it yourself before saving to your gdrive/dropbox. ;)

using Dropbox to host Truecrypt volumes seems to be a popular method

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RE: Companies
by Soulbender on Thu 26th Apr 2012 03:22 in reply to "Companies"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

As opposed to all the companies who just want to bring you free milk and cookies?


Well, there are companies that actually care about their customers, usually (but not always) small, privately held companies. It's almost never large, public multi-national corporations.

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