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Critics Say Terms of Service Allows for Lack of Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY

April 26, 2012

The New York Times reports on concerns about Google's recently released online storage service, Google Drive. The service offers free storage of documents, pictures and video, among other data. But critics say Drive falls under Google's terms of service, which allow the company to use the stored content for its own purposes. The Electronic Privacy Information Center's Marc Rotenberg said the terms of service are "bad, but even worse is that Google has made clear it will change its terms of service whenever it wishes." A Google representative, however, said the company doesn't "take personal information and use it in a way that we don't represent to the user." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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