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Old 25th April 2012, 02:45 AM
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Google Drive is go!

But no Linux support!
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Google Drive preview: an in-depth look at features and functionality
http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/24/g...rive-hands-on/

https://drive.google.com/start#home
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Old 25th April 2012, 03:48 AM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

I am sure Google will add Linux support pretty soon. This will be quite useful to those who use Google Docs extensively. Also, an improvement from 1 GB on docs (or has that already been increased ?)
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Old 25th April 2012, 03:50 AM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

I also notice mail storage has been bumped up to 10Gb!!!
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Old 26th April 2012, 02:56 AM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

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Google Drive is coming to Linux, tells users to 'hang tight'
http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/25/g...to-hang-tight/
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Old 26th April 2012, 04:55 AM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

well, I guess if you want to put your data out there for everybody to have access to it, then Google drives is for you. Me personally, I don't want others to have access to my data.
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Old 26th April 2012, 04:05 PM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

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well, I guess if you want to put your data out there for everybody to have access to it, then Google drives is for you. Me personally, I don't want others to have access to my data.
I don't know the details of Google Drive, but I'd be surprised (and appalled) if users can't choose what files to store on it. I wouldn't trust it with anything private, but as a means of intentionally sharing a large file with someone else, it could be very useful (assuming that deliberate sharing is allowed, like in Google Docs).
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Old 26th April 2012, 04:12 PM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

I use Dropbox regularly and find it quite convenient for a lot of purposes. Same with Google Docs when I used it. It was really convenient when there were collaborations. I do not think anyone would want to Dropbox or Google drive for backing up their tax returns (for example) though!
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Old 1st May 2012, 10:02 AM
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I do not think anyone would want to Dropbox or Google drive for backing up their tax returns (for example) though!
Try using Spideroak. Client side encryption? - if that's what "zero-knowledge privacy policy" means.. Works very well on F16 and is cross platform. 2GB free - enough for your accounts possibly.

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Old 26th April 2012, 04:40 PM
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I use Dropbox regularly and find it quite convenient for a lot of purposes. Same with Google Docs when I used it. It was really convenient when there were collaborations. I do not think anyone would want to Dropbox or Google drive for backing up their tax returns (for example) though!
Well I may be cynical but I am sure someone would...not thinking about it...or maybe not realizing...unfortunately ...maybe none of us...but I could see it happening

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Old 26th April 2012, 04:49 PM
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Well I may be cynical but I am sure someone would...not thinking about it...or maybe not realizing...unfortunately ...maybe none of us...but I could see it happening
Well, it's only slightly less secure than keeping them on an unencrypted laptop or removable device...
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Old 27th April 2012, 05:44 AM
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Well, it's only slightly less secure than keeping them on an unencrypted laptop or removable device...
I would be interested to know how many people actually use encrypted external storage devices actually. I would actually be surprised if 'general' users knew about encrypting HDDs ....
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Old 27th April 2012, 07:28 PM
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I would be interested to know how many people actually use encrypted external storage devices actually. I would actually be surprised if 'general' users knew about encrypting HDDs ....
Personally I regard encryption as being as basic a security measure as having a login password, so I encrypt /home /var and swap even on my desktop. It should be the default for all OSes and devices.

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Locks only keep honest people honest. If someone wants your data bad enough, they will get it.
I bet you still lock your front door when you're out though.

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Seriously, most of the encryption algorithms in use can be broken in less than 5 minutes with the right equipment. (Most people wouldn't have access to it, though.. Unless they happen to work for the gooberment.)
Do you have any links about that – and how secure dmcrypt/LUKS is for example? A friend of mine did some work in criminal digital forensics, and regarded encryption as game-over in most cases if the machine was shut down – at least as far as recovering files from the encrypted disk.

That said, I don't really care if the police see my files (as long as traditional due legal process is followed!), so long as I don't need to worry if my computer is stolen. I'm generally sceptical of the idea that governments/military/intelligence agencies have access to amazing technology that the rest of us don't though! Usually it's just the same stuff built to specifications that aren't domestically economically viable.
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Old 27th April 2012, 07:33 PM
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Do you have any links about that – and how secure dmcrypt/LUKS is for example? A friend of mine did some work in criminal digital forensics, and regarded encryption as game-over in most cases if the machine was shut down – at least as far as recovering files from the encrypted disk.

That said, I don't really care if the police see my files (as long as traditional due legal process is followed!), so long as I don't need to worry if my computer is stolen. I'm generally sceptical of the idea that governments/military/intelligence agencies have access to amazing technology that the rest of us don't though! Usually it's just the same stuff built to specifications that aren't domestically economically viable.
That has been my impression too from what I have read in various places. It would really scary to have "open all key" whoever has it!

Wasn't this one of the things that came up and was discussed rather strongly with respect to Bitlocker encryption (potentially) having a backdoor in Windows Ultimate versions?
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Old 28th April 2012, 04:59 AM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

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Personally I regard encryption as being as basic a security measure as having a login password, so I encrypt /home /var and swap even on my desktop. It should be the default for all OSes and devices.

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I bet you still lock your front door when you're out though.

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Do you have any links about that – and how secure dmcrypt/LUKS is for example? A friend of mine did some work in criminal digital forensics, and regarded encryption as game-over in most cases if the machine was shut down – at least as far as recovering files from the encrypted disk.

That said, I don't really care if the police see my files (as long as traditional due legal process is followed!), so long as I don't need to worry if my computer is stolen. I'm generally sceptical of the idea that governments/military/intelligence agencies have access to amazing technology that the rest of us don't though! Usually it's just the same stuff built to specifications that aren't domestically economically viable.
For most people, (and most law enforcement agencies) it pretty much is game over if the machine is shut down if the encryption is done right.

But, for the folks in building 5300 at oak ridge (and not the DOE folks that have the slow jaguar system in the building) it's not quite game over.
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Old 26th April 2012, 04:51 PM
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Well, it's only slightly less secure than keeping them on an unencrypted laptop or removable device...
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