Would you trust Google to store all your files?

Would you trust Google to store all your files?




Speculations of a new Google service called GDrive and Lighthouse were among the hot topics last week.

Eventually, a PDF file of the presentation was made available here by Google.


 

Anyway, there are already some 3rd-party service providing online storage in the gigabytes and a plugin to use your Gmail as a virtual drive but I don’t see a lot of people actually using it.

Aside from the obvious bandwidth restrictions (upstream), the bigger question would have to be about trust and privacy.

Do you really trust Google to store all your files as much as you trust a secondary backup drive or a personal DVD writer?



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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5 Responses

  1. Manuel Viloria says:

    No, I wouldn’t. I’d be willing to upload, at most, certain must-have files. And even those would be encrypted (if needed).

  2. Cactus says:

    Actually I keep 2 GB of very important files in my Gmail account. (in case my hard disk crashes ). Of course, they are encrypted.

  3. Jaypee says:

    i would probably use this type of service to store misc files like utility installers but not for really personal files that contain personal data or other kinds of information.

  4. jhay says:

    Same here. If your beefed-up home pc or mac can be cracked like an egg by government and civilian hackers why should you trust a multi-dollar private corporation with your private and sensitive files?

    I agree with Jaypee that it could be used as a storage for less sensitive files, which is why Google should’ve made it into a webhosting service instead or something similar.

  5. Hans says:

    Hi has anyone heard of Google Page Creator : it’s new service about web stuff and some friends told me it was better than blogger itself. For now they aren’t offering any account so if there might be anyone of you actually who got a taste of it???

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