GDrive – Google Plans Infinite Storage and to be Your Data Storage Center
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Through the unintended publication of some internal notes, Google this week inadvertantly revealed their plans for “infinite storage”, a project they call GDrive, and keeping all of your files on their server for you.

The infinite storage and GDrive concepts are different from Google’s recently discussed “search across desktops”, which allows users to upload their documents to Google’s servers in order that they can be searched and found by other users.


Rather, the GDrive infinite storage is intended to become your primary storage location for your personal files.

Said Google’s notes, which have since been removed from the Google presentation from which they were accidentally leaked:

“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). We already have efforts in this direction in terms of GDrive, GDS, Lighthouse, but all of them face bandwidth and storage constraints today… As we move toward the “Store 100%” reality, the online copy of your data will become your Golden Copy and your local-machine copy serves more like a cache.”

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The Google notes close with “An important implication of this theme is that we can make your online copy more secure than it would be on your own machine.”

Except for that pesky problem of the Feds demanding user records from Google.

Uh, thanks, but no thanks!

 

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