by CIO Staff

Google Plans ‘Total Storage’

Mar 07, 20062 mins
Consumer Electronics

Search behemoth Google is reputedly planning to launch an online storage facility that will hold all of its users’ files, according to BBC News.

The news was accidentally leaked when a blogger found information on the GDrive in a slideshow presentation on Google’s website, BBC News reports. That presentation was not supposed to be available to the public, and the notes have since been removed, BBC News reports.

According to BBC News, the notes read: “With infinite storage, we can house all user files, including e-mails, Web history, pictures, bookmarks, etc; and make it accessible from anywhere (any device, and platform, etc.).”

Google refused to address the report, but spokesperson Lynn Fox said, “We are constantly working on new ways to enhance our products and services for users, but have nothing to announce at this time.”

If the report is accurate, the GDrive would mean users wouldn’t have to worry about a crashed computer because backup copies of their all files would be stored on Google’s systems, BBC News reports.

Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO, allegedly wrote in the presentation notes that GDrive was meant to “store 100%” of users’ information, BBC News reports.

The plan is sure to draw fire from privacy activists and organizations because users would need to put all of their personal files in Google’s possession to employ the GDrive.

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