Will Google ever learn?

When you have an account on any of Google’s services [Gmail, YouTube, Google+] you have to wonder what they were thinking.

Recently Google added Google Drive which allows you to store personal files “in the cloud” [i.e. you can access it at home, on the road, at work, …].

[Sidebar: Does Google know people in Apple’s marketing department – the same people who thought of “iCloud”? I’m sure these people will get a bonus with that name!]

But at the same time, they made changes to their privacy policy:

“Your Content in our Services: When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide licence to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes that we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.”

And….

“Some of our Services allow you to submit content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.”

It makes you wonder. I’m sure they will clarify this but doesn’t anyone check before releasing this stuff?

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