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Google has previously had "issues" when storing user-"submitted" data - the initial roll-out of Analytics comes to mind. (Am I right in thinking Gmail did too?) What happens if you can't download your data because Google is swamped? Obviously, nothing. What a great way to transfer data, not between computers, but between people - from friends to terrorists. Did you know that Adobe's PDF - one of the filetypes Google will transfer - is the chosen format for al Qaida's newsletters, magazines & training manuals? Little surprise - that's what millions use PDF for. How long until perverts are MIME-64ing their pr0n into textfiles (or embedding in Word or PDF documents) and using Google as a vector for distribution? If I switch the file extension from ".mp3" to ".txt", can I transfer my music collection? It occurs to me that GDS could be using FTP to transfer the files, so you then end up with text versus binary upload problems. So, what if I rename files with a binary filetype extension? Are there issues with transferring my (malformed) "spreadsheet" collection? The GDS T&C. Skipping missing periods, missing links, missing buttons and unlinked links...
I've been thinking more about this - Why? Dunno. - and have a few thoughts to add to the discussion.
Who supplies Google's servers & storage? That's a stock to invest in!
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