Privacy fear as Google plans 'super database'

GOOGLE, the internet giant, is planning a massive online facility that could store copies of users' hard drives a move set to spark alarm among civil liberties campaigners. Plans for the "GDrive", previously the subject of rumour among computer experts, were revealed accidentally after notes in a slideshow were wrongly published on Google's site.

The device would create a mirror image of data stored on consumers' computer hard drives, letting users search data stored on other computers via Google accounts. Business - Privacy fear as Google plans 'super database'

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