Security and privacy experts divided over Google Drive

Google has just launched its cloud storage service for consumers (but also likely to be used by small businesses and sole proprietors), designed to compete with Microsoft’s SkyDrive, Apple’s iCloud and Amazon’s Cloud Drive. It has gotten mixed reviews, especially from security professionals and privacy advocates. Trend Micro’s Dave Asprey slammed Google for a ToS (Terms of Service) that “decimates Fourth Amendment protections for their cloud storage” and “will absolutely destroy any argument that content uploaded to your cloud storage service has a reasonable expectation of privacy.” Read more about what he has to say here:

http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/technology/54340-google-drive-slammed-for-compromising-security 

Others point out that the privacy policies of competing cloud services are similar in their terms:

http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/privacy/232901076

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