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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Microsoft's Answer to Google's Gdrive: MS Live Drive

It looks like the guys at MSN are currently working on a new Windows Live service named MS "Live Drive". Like Google's Gdrive, "Live Drive" will provide web users with read and write access to a virtual hard drive accessible from anywhere, at anytime.

Microsoft is planning to use its server farms to offer anyone huge amounts of online storage of digital data," according to Fortune. "With Live Drive, all your information—movies, music, tax information, a high-definition videoconference you had with your grandmother, whatever—could be accessible from anywhere, on any device." Source: Microsoft Watch.

I'm not sure I would trust a service such as this to keep my tax information files confidential. With all the flaws that plague web services, saving private data on the web is just like putting a safe in the middle of a bunch of crooks; they will all try to get it open and one of them will eventually succeed in doing so.

Read more. (via Technology Filter)


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