NEWS: Google Drive: Does the fox watching the chickens?

NEWS: Google Drive: Does the fox watching the chickens?

As many know, yesterday Google introduced Google Drive service storagein the cloud.

There are 5 GB free with quite affordable scalability, search for words within images and scanned documents, integration with Google Docs for Android app, etc.. No doubt a powerful competitor to other existing similar services such as Skydrive from Microsoft, Apple icloud, DropBox, etc..

However, some Web users are not shown too excited about Google’s offering. The mistrust of a company whose business is precisely to take advantage of our data, has led some to look closely again the ambiguous terms of service, with results when less worrisome …

So while at one point Google says “In short, what is yours, yours is,” then qualifies this claim and states that “When you upload content or send it by other means at our Services, you grant Google (and their al) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (eg, those resulting from the translation, adaptation or other changes that we make so that your content is better suited to our Services), communicate , publish, perform, or publicly display and distribute such content. Google will use its rights under this License only to provide, promote and improve the Services and to develop new services. “
Moreover, the express subjection of Google to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and the laws of the State of California, with episodes like the recent intervention by the FBI Megaupload and its consequences, may cause even greater distrust of this service and that some users decide to opt for competing services which do not use servers based in the United States as Wuala (with servers in Switzerland).What do you think this controversy? Is using the services of Google adds new dangers to the privacy of data that in itself is to take our data out of our reach?
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