Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Google Drive and Your Data

Google Drive has some interesting terms of service. I like Dan Benjamin's comment on the ZDNet article
about the TOS.

While Dropbox and Microsoft's SkyDrive seem pretty clear that they don't have the right to do anything with your stuff that they host, our friends at Google say
Your Content in our Services: When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide licence to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes that we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. 
 Hmm. As Dan comments:
Somewhere, somebody is surprised by this.
 I dunno, guys. What's so hard about coming up with a simple, understandable TOS that doesn't seem really creepy?

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