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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by Luke McCarthy on Wed 25th Apr 2012 23:31 UTC
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Unless you've actually used Dropbox, you don't know how much more convenient it is compared to carrying around USB sticks. It's a pain when you know you have a file on another computer, but you forgot to sync it to your USB drive. Essentially you can just forget about syncing, your files are just magically there wherever you need them (especially if you keep the PCs on all the time).

Of course you don't store everything on there, and certainly nothing sensitive unless it's encrypted. For example, I store all my passwords on Dropbox inside an encrypted kdb (KeePass) file.

And you still need to make backups of course, but it's more likely that you local drive will fail.

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