Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 27, 2012

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Google Drive, Google’s version of Dropbox was announced the other day and there are already geeks grumbling about Google’s privacy policy.  As it’s written, it could be interpreted in a way that would make you think that Google would not only have access to, but also have some ownership of the files you store and share on Google Drive.  As it turns out, that’s not what the privacy policy says at all.  It says that Google needs your permission (which you automatically grant) to take possession of your files to transfer them or help you share them and, of course, index them for your convenience.  Google promises that it will never share your data with anyone or ever own any of your personal information.  If you’re wondering how this is going to play out, you’re not alone.  The idea of storing your personal information and files on someone else’s computer comes with a new set of problems.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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