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Google Tries To Slam Brakes On Privacy Outcry Over ‘Google Drive’

Posted By admin On April 27, 2012 @ 3:10 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

CARL FRANZEN
TPM [1]
April 27, 2012

Google on Tuesday unveiled [2] what it affectionately referred to as its “Loch Ness Monster” of products, a long-rumored cloud-based file storage service called simply “Google Drive [3].”

But now, Google is having trouble keeping its monster under control as a number of Web users have raised privacy issues with the new product.

Targeting competitors such as the successful Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive service, Google Drive, which is rolling out for all Google account-holders over the next few weeks, allows users to save files from their computers and Android mobile devices wirelessly onto Google’s servers for access from any other computer or Android device.

Google Drive operates on a “freemium” model, offering users 5 gigabytes of free storage and then charging monthly for any additional space needed on top of that at various tiers up to 1 terabyte for $49.99 a month.

Full article here [1]


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URLs in this post:

[1] TPM: http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/google-tries-to-reverse-outcry-over-google-drive-privacy-issues.php

[2] unveiled: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/introducing-google-drive-yes-really.html

[3] Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/

[4] Google Admits It Will Track Everything Its Users Do, No Opt Out: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-admits-it-will-track-everything-its-users-do-no-opt-out.html

[5] Google trying to evade UK privacy laws, campaigners claim: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-trying-to-evade-uk-privacy-laws-campaigners-claim.html

[6] Google Faces More Privacy Woes After YouTube Ruling: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-faces-more-privacy-woes-after-youtube-ruling.html

[7] EU to Google: Your privacy policy needs to change: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eu-to-google-your-privacy-policy-needs-to-change.html

[8] Privacy officials from 6 countries request details on Google Glass: http://www.prisonplanet.com/privacy-officials-from-6-countries-request-details-on-google-glass.html

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