Google Drive is the online giant’s newest gadget and offers storage capabilities of up to 5GB for free. Wired reported that this latest addition to the cloud space seeks to offer another option to the USB thumb drive — that tiny little mobile device that we often find ourselves hastily searching for in a digital jam.
Platforms like Google Drive or Dropbox offer digital hosting option for files that can be shared between users. The concept of cloud storage seeks to eliminate that bottomless feeling in your stomach when your computer crashes, taking all of your documents and work with it. By hosting files and documents in a digital realm, it means your data still exists even if you can’t access it from your computer. It also enables multiple users to access, edit and share files on a digital platform.
The convenience afforded by cloud storage platforms should be tempered by the reasonable questions of privacy that come along with digitally sharing information. What happens to your data once it’s online? How easy is it to remove your information? How secure are cloud storage platforms?
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