Wednesday, November 28th 2007

Google Plans Service to Store Users' Data

Google Inc. wants to offer consumers a new way to store their files on its hard drives, in a strategy that could accelerate a shift to Web-based computing and intensify the Internet company's competition with Microsoft Corp. Google is preparing a service that would let users store on its computers essentially all of the files they might keep on their personal-computer hard drives - such as word-processing documents, digital music, video clips and images, say people familiar with the matter. The service could let users access their files via the Internet from different computers and mobile devices when they sign on with a password, and share them online with friends. It could be released as early as a few months from now. Planned pricing for the new service isn't known.Source: The Wall Street Journal
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24 Comments on Google Plans Service to Store Users' Data

#1
hacker111
yay a new way to store and share stuff on google....not neccesary?:wtf:
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#2
[I.R.A]_FBi
How are the privacy issues, i mean with google already reaping your cookies everytime you log in?
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#3
peach1971
F*ck you, Google!
You won´t search through my data! :)
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#4
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Privacy issues, no crap. This is pretty bad actually... I don't like the idea of this at all.
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#5
Steevo
Can't most peeps just install filezilla and run a FTP server? I used to do that all the time. And with a fast net connection and a IP that almost never changes it is free, fast, secure, and your friends can upload all sorts of crap to share with others.


Almost like a small, secure P2P network. :D
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#6
WhiteLotus
good idea - but what do they do with all the old files? i presume some people will die/forget and cant access their files. what do google do with them then?
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#7
Scrizz
next they're gonna connect to your webcams...
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#8
3991vhtes
There's another way Google can spy on people!

Good job Google.

:shadedshu
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#9
panchoman
Sold my stars!
good idea, though gmail and google docs are enough to store a lot? i mean gmail will let you store 5 gigs of data...
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#10
3991vhtes
Yahoo Mail has unlimited storage....

So what's so great about GMail?
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#11
panchoman
Sold my stars!
the spam filters and organization, and the fact that one google account gets you a lot of stuff other then gmail,
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#13
3991vhtes
I use yahoo mail, and I never get any spam. One yahoo acct. gets u more than email aswell. :)
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#14
panchoman
Sold my stars!


note the ability search through the mail, note the multiple services all hooked up, note the organization, all of those pm notifcations expanded would be a lot. the (45) would mean that i have 45 different emails in that stack, and that saves me the trouble of having to scrool through 45 different emails, all of which are related and from the same sender. note the amount of space as well, and the spam filters are excellent. i get an average of 1 spam mail per 3 months. and that too, i just flag as spam, and google is notified of that email and it poofs away to my spam folder.
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#15
Scrizz
and gmail had this b4 yahoo
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#16
panchoman
Sold my stars!
gmail also has a life saving auto saving feature
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#17
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
The only HDD I trust is my own
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#18
panchoman
Sold my stars!
well i see a great benefit from this: it'd make a great off-site porn database, that way i dont have to worry about hiding all of those porn movies on my hdd :p
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#19
hat
Maximum Overclocker
by: Ketxxx
The only HDD I trust is my own
+1
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#20
panchoman
Sold my stars!
you're better off leaving the door unlocked, because if someone wants to rob you, they'll find a way to do it, but if you leave the door unlocked, less damage will be done
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#21
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
by: panchoman
well i see a great benefit from this: it'd make a great off-site porn database, that way i dont have to worry about hiding all of those porn movies on my hdd :p
True :p I was commenting against everything else, music, documents, applications, etc. Whoever bore the idea that ppl should trust the hdd in a system they cant even look at must of been smoking a lot of bong.
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#23
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: Steevo
Can't most peeps just install filezilla and run a FTP server? I used to do that all the time. And with a fast net connection and a IP that almost never changes it is free, fast, secure, and your friends can upload all sorts of crap to share with others.


Almost like a small, secure P2P network. :D
yeah, i set up my own teh other day.
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#24
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Google wants all the porn in the world! :roll:
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