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Who do you trust?

Yeah, so the Google drive is out, wow(after its announcement in 2006). And it has 5GB free storage, wow, wow.

A definite Dropbox killer, eh? Especially with their huge userbase already locked in to so many google services, right? (somehow, i’m having a deja-vu, G+ was a fb killer, wasn’t it.)

A quick comparison of 3 cloud services (not their services, rather terms or service)

Google drive Vs. Dropbox Vs Skydrive

just a glimpse at their ToS:

Google Drive
“When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.”

SkyDrive
“Except for material that we license to you, we don’t claim ownership of the content you provide on the service. Your content remains your content. We also don’t control, verify, or endorse the content that you and others make available on the service.”

Dropbox
“By using our Services you provide us with information, files, and folders that you submit to Dropbox (together, “your stuff”). You retain full ownership to your stuff. We don’t claim any ownership to any of it. These Terms do not grant us any rights to your stuff or intellectual property except for the limited rights that are needed to run the Services, as explained below.”


Although it’s not advisable to have some really personal file (yeah, that pic that only you have seen, or your bank statement) on any cloud service, the audacity of terms of Google is amazing.

Scary, isn’t it?