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Google Online Storage Coming Soon!

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, March 7, 2006
13 years ago

Apparently Google accidentally leaked a Powerpoint presentation revealing their plans for an online storage service that people could use to back-up data. There is a Reuters article on it:
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If they can't hang on to their own documents, what guarantee is there they will take care of yours? Seriously though, this could become a major privacy issue, particularly if and when the government tries to get to the files people store on such a service.

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

From the article:

"With infinite storage, we can house all user files, including emails, web history, pictures, bookmarks, etc and make it accessible from anywhere (any device, any platform, etc)," the notes in the original Google presentation state.

Chief Executive Eric Schmidt in his presentation made a cryptic comment that one goal of Google was to "store 100 percent" of consumer information.

Copies of the notes were captured by a handful of bloggers and shared around the Web. The company subsequently took down its original PowerPoint slide presentation and replaced it with a 94-page Adobe Acrobat file, devoid of the speaker notes.

Sergey and Larry [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

We want to reassure you that Google can be completely trusted to store your most highly sensitive personal, financial, and business information.

Whether it's a business plan, love letters, confidential employee records, tax, investment and personal credit information, or those photos you took that night; you will always be able to trust that it will be totally safe and secure on our servers and as it continuously travels around the world to and from us on the public internet. We will try to resist any lawful requests or Patriot Act demands from this country to reveal your data.

Hackers won't be able to or won't want to break into the data files. Our encryption will be unbreakable, and it will be completely safe from any existing or possible virus, worm, spyware, trojan, back door or other mal-ware. It's unsinkable. Please don't use your flash-drive, we've got ya 110% covered!

We will, of course; to maximize our shareholder value; add context-sensitive ads to your documents, but these will be small and hardly noticible, and never in the dead center of a Powerpoint or in the letterhead area of a Word doc.

Also, copying a page from our copyrighted-book scanning project, we will scan and index your data for our future possible use; and compliant with any lawful requests, certain information may be filtered, however this is not a concern because we will place a prominent notice indicating that filtering occured so nobody can have a reason to complain.

It's all good!

Sergey and Larry

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