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  1. ice

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    Google announces unlimited picture and video storage with new Photos app | The Verge

    Unlimited storage of images and videos (resolution is limited to 16 megapixels for photos and 1080p for videos)

     
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    Looks promising. Downloading it now. [emoji6]
     
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    ^I'm hoping it solves my daughter's storage issues...
     
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    Face recognition, searching for pics without the need to tag them, and free unlimited storage isn't enough for me to surrender my privacy to Google given their history.

    I really hope Apple can add these features to their Photos App soon.
     
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    Unlimited photo storage? Hmm, I foresee another celebrity scandal in the coming months.
     
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    ^ Nice! My NEX is 'only' 16MP so I guess the free unlimited option is enough for me.

    Like what the other mugger said, I hope there is a way to keep your images secure and not showing up in Google searches.
     
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    That article didn't help in giving peace of mind.
     
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    Yeah... I don't know... With Google's track record, I don't feel like sharing my family's images and videos with them.

    But it is very tempting. I'm using Flickr but it's not that "smart".
     
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    Apple iCloud, Flickr, or Google Photos, which is better when it comes to privacy and less prone to hack?
     
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    What did Google do in the past that was really bad?

    Compared to Apple that was mentioned in the Fappening scandal last year, they seem to have a clean record for photo privacy and Google has been backing up photos on Android since G+ came to mobile.

    Unless you take and upload incriminating photos I think you're safe, it's not like many people are interested to see your family/friends photos and videos.
     
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    Anybody actually read the Privacy Policy for Google Photos?
     
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    Tim Cook attacks Google over privacy of Photos service | Android Authority

     
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    Uhh... Selling / making money out of my meta-data?
     
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    My point of view: Gmail is a bigger security risk than Google Photos.
    If you don't trust Google Photos, you should delete your Gmail account.

    Since I trust Gmail, I guess I trust Google Photos.

    Leo
     
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    The fact is that Google and Apple have 2 different business models. Google has its business rooted in the cloud. They build hardware to have the most people access their services which they can eventually data mine. But in the long run they don’t care if you access google by an iphone, an android, a windows or an osx device. Apple on the other hand has their business more concentrated on hardware. Have you figured out what the profit margins they have on that usb-c adapter you are using and why they have to charge additional storage space for saving your pictures in iCloud.

    Apple has never been good in cloud computing. Anyone remember using itunes Ping? My point is that google has more to lose over privacy/security concerns since their business is based on cloud services. We have had gmail for a while now and we all know that it has been data mining our emails. But nothing terrible has come out of this from google (..so far) except a few ads here and there. More than that the data from gmail has even brought us the slightly creepy but ever useful google now.


    However … “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes”. We must stay vigilant. We must control technology and not the other way around. And please stop taking nude selfies.
     
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    ^Sorry for the OT... But you just reminded me that majority of my colleagues asked me to help them turn-off their Google Now as they find it disturbingly creepy...

    Personally, I'm upset why my Google Now does not remind me to pay my bills!

    Presently testing Google Photos... For those concerned with their privacy... You can turn-off the geo-location option in settings.
     
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    Google Photos: Privacy Nightmare or Memory Bliss? [Opinion] | Droid Life

     
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    I'm choosing whether to use Google Photos or Flickr to make off-site back-up of our photos.

    Here's a comparison: Flickr vs Google Photos

    I may just decide to use both at the same time.
     
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    just a few question regarding google photo...

    if i am to join google photo using my iphone. and lets say all my photos are uploaded inside google photo. if i delete my photos on my phone, will the photos on google photo be deleted as well??

    just wondering since if im saving up space on my phone the most easiest way is to delete the photos... thus im thinking if this will help me solve my problem. Thanks
     

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