Comments on: Privacy and Security in the Consumer Cloud: The not so fine print http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/28/privacy-and-security-in-the-consumer-cloud-not-so-fine-print/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: San http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/28/privacy-and-security-in-the-consumer-cloud-not-so-fine-print/#comment-814 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:49:57 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12691#comment-814 That was great about those online storages.. Great article.. Yes, it is better sometimes to go back and store like in passport hdd, or even better dvds, because they are protected from viruses once securely created, but downside is to prevent from scratches.. Google has already had enough information about everyone of us.. Again using drive for online storage, is simply ridiculous.. It brought google + after fb, and now drive after so many online storage sites are there.. Clearly there is a lack of innovation with them.. simply creating things for competition. Not ready to use another cloud storage. 

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By: Johan G http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/28/privacy-and-security-in-the-consumer-cloud-not-so-fine-print/#comment-813 Sun, 29 Apr 2012 14:27:27 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12691#comment-813 Yes indeed,  great post as usual Stephen :)

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By: Stephen Cobb http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/28/privacy-and-security-in-the-consumer-cloud-not-so-fine-print/#comment-812 Sat, 28 Apr 2012 20:34:09 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12691#comment-812 Excellent point Randy, well-spotted! That phrase "to develop new ones" seems to go further than the terms of some of the other cloud providers and, as you say, it really does leave wide open the question of just what "Services" Google might think up to exploit cloud data. I'm sure the company would consider anything it thought up was fair and reasonable and useful, but there is no way of knowing if, as a customer, I will agree with that opinion. Of course, by that time it may be too late if I have placed many gigabytes of files in the cloud, copies of which are archived away somewhere even if I "delete" them. In the end, one's acceptance of Terms of Use comes down to trust and frankly a lot of companies need to be doing a better job of earning my trust.

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By: Randy Abrams http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/28/privacy-and-security-in-the-consumer-cloud-not-so-fine-print/#comment-811 Sat, 28 Apr 2012 17:59:14 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12691#comment-811 Great Article Stephen, but I think you missed something… You state "Quite frankly, Google's lawyers could have made that whole paragraph a lot less scary if they had put the meat of the last sentence first," and the last sentence was "The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones."
The key to the last 5 words "and to develop new ones" is that scanning your data and selling the results to RIAA or any number of legitimate organizations for marketing and other purposes would all constitute new services. Google accepts zero limits on what they can choose to do with the data.

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