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Google Drive is Almost Here

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A source has informed Reuters that The Next Web’s scoop was on the money: Google’s Dropbox competitor, Google Drive, is about to happen. Reuters reports Google may announce the new service as early as Tuesday. There will be a 5 gigabyte free version with paid versions ranging up to 100 gigs. As The Next Web noted in its post about the service, the free space reportedly allotted by Google Drive beats Dropbox’s 2 free gigabytes.

Reuters also reported on one of the rumored new service’s more interesting possible features: Read More

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Even ‘Trained Professionals’ Don’t Know What Google Has On You

Google is prepping its mass merge of 60 privacy policies, which will change user terms of service–and the French are nervous about it. C.N.I.L., a French watchdog group charged with protecting data security, has requested the search behemoth hold off. In a letter to Google C.N.I.L. states that it welcomes Google’s “large campaign to inform its users” about the policy change, adding that the “initiative is very useful to increase internet users’ awareness of privacy online. “

After analyzing Google’s plan, however, C.N.I.L. has some concerns: Read More

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Diaspora Teases Comeback; Taunts Google+

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Diaspora, the distributed social network created by four students at NYU who would take on Facebook, has been quiet for at least six months after a deluge of media exposure following its wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. The company moved out to San Francisco, where the engineers have been laboring under the wing of Pivotal Labs. Lately, though, the team has been pushing updates to Twitter as well as Github. “Did u sign up for waitlist? If so, your beta invite will be there soon, if it isn’t already,” @joindiaspora tweeted today. The company has teased an Android client and an open API, coming soon, and it’s sending out beta invites now after almost a year of calling itself alpha. Read More