2GB of Extra Google Drive space Free @ Google
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2GB of Extra Google Drive space Free @ Google

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Found 10th Feb 2015
This Safer Internet Day, we’re reminded how important online safety is and hope you’ll use this as an opportunity to take 2 minutes to complete a simple Security Checkup. While everything stored in Drive is always encrypted in transit and at rest in Google’s custom-built data centers, this checkup ensures you’re making the most of the 24/7 protection you already get from Google. As our way of saying thanks for completing the checkup by 17 February 2015, we’ll give you a permanent 2 gigabyte bump in your Google Drive storage plan.

Once completed, Google will let you know by email confirmation the 28th when the space has been added

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i just did it, but how do you know if you get the extra space?

Mines says I've used 0.2% of 15GB.

LogicalHarm

i just did it, but how do you know if you get the extra space?




Have a look here google.com/set…age


LogicalHarm

i just did it, but how do you know if you get the extra space?


Apparently you'll get the extra 2GB around the 28th of February. Google Drive Blog

Out of all of the online storage services, which is the best for securely sharing files, for say, with a client?

don't know why but I got 50GB in my google account already

lcooper.bs

Out of all of the online storage services, which is the best for securely … Out of all of the online storage services, which is the best for securely sharing files, for say, with a client?


Your own computer. None of the cloud services are secure.

Thanks, though would be good to mention the post evroid referenced in regards to when the space will be added!

got 65gb....got 50gb extra with my handset
Edited by: "n64play" 10th Feb 2015

n64play

got 65gb....got 50gb extra with my handset



I've 65gb too, with 0.2% used

Yup MEGA is the only real secure cloud storage, even that has its faults though as you can't be sure what people can see in a server room somewhere...

I have got 25gb already?

Banned

I have 25 too - what's that all about?

I personally have enough already and if Microsofts offering of ooodles to their Office customers in the U.S. comes over here I dont think there will be much paid for services can do but up their free services.

http://i.gyazo.com/b17f326de0bed612d0682cc1674f0129.png

MEGA was absolute garbage when it launched, not too sure how much the code/implementation has improved over the last two years...

lcooper.bs

Out of all of the online storage services, which is the best for securely … Out of all of the online storage services, which is the best for securely sharing files, for say, with a client?



Encrypt the file yourself then upload to whatever service you like. That is by far the safest option, always will be.

wlkgnwpigbpowibg

MEGA - it uses end-to-end encryption so no one will see the files apart … MEGA - it uses end-to-end encryption so no one will see the files apart from you and your client. Not even MEGA can see your files. Google Drive, Dropbox etc only have server encryption if I remember correctly



Thanx for that .. never heard of this? .. is it really that good?, lol .. & where can I get it from?, thanx. :-)

I went through all the account checks but just ended up at account overview, does that mean I've qualified for the extra storage. At no point was it mentioned

slipd

I went through all the account checks but just ended up at account … I went through all the account checks but just ended up at account overview, does that mean I've qualified for the extra storage. At no point was it mentioned


Same here...

thanx

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slipd

I went through all the account checks but just ended up at account … I went through all the account checks but just ended up at account overview, does that mean I've qualified for the extra storage. At no point was it mentioned



Read the blog post

When it is done you'll get an email and drive space adjusted automatically. Latest date is 28/2

lcooper.bs

Out of all of the online storage services, which is the best for securely … Out of all of the online storage services, which is the best for securely sharing files, for say, with a client?



I've found WeTransfer to be pretty reliable

Thanks OP. hope I actually get it though.

lcooper.bs

Out of all of the online storage services, which is the best for securely … Out of all of the online storage services, which is the best for securely sharing files, for say, with a client?


"best" and "secure" are subjective words, you need to draft a matrix of technical and business requirements and then ask what if "it didn't work as expected" and assess the damage to you personally and to others.

I doubled my Microsoft one cloud to 30 gig when I spotting link here last year so this is another free 2 gig storage I can use. We all like free stuff. Thanks heat.

bah, started paying for 100GB last week after I filled up with photos... thanks OP for the info though

wlkgnwpigbpowibg

MEGA - it uses end-to-end encryption so no one will see the files apart … MEGA - it uses end-to-end encryption so no one will see the files apart from you and your client. Not even MEGA can see your files. Google Drive, Dropbox etc only have server encryption if I remember correctly



Just use https to connect. Encrypted in transit then

Your plan 15 GB
HTC promotion - expires 28/10/2016 25 GB
Quickoffice promotion - expires 03/10/2015 10 GB

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After you’ve gone through the checkup successfully, you’ll see three green checkboxes (see below) that confirm you’re eligible for the free storage and, more importantly, that you’ve taken steps to enhance your online safety. We’ll be granting the storage automatically to everyone around 28 February 2015 and we’ll send you an email when your adjustment is complete.

wlkgnwpigbpowibg

MEGA - it uses end-to-end encryption so no one will see the files apart … MEGA - it uses end-to-end encryption so no one will see the files apart from you and your client. Not even MEGA can see your files. Google Drive, Dropbox etc only have server encryption if I remember correctly



This is a better answer, Dropbox and Google etc are not reliable, they will and have given private documents to the government under so called anti-terror legislation. For business purposes it would be wise not to store sensitive data on dropbox etc, but use a service with "end to end" encryption, where only you can decrypt the contents with your own password.

As Roosevelt rightly said,

"the only thing we have to fear is...fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."

The cause of terror is absolute fear and the cause of that fear is not a self proclaimed jihadis fighter (they do not cause me terror as I have never met or spoken with one and I doubt most of you have met one either.) Their work in causing terror in isolated incidences in the west is being churned out by the terror machines with the bulk of the work "informing" us of this so called terror achieved by news outlets and promoted by government (most notably the home office, whose job it is to control the status quo or in other words paralyze needed efforts to advance.)

All horrendous actions are tragic incidence of the obnoxious and should not be dwelled upon and mocked up as terror. The most life threatening incidents happen when you ride a bike in London or cross the road, such as a friend being hit by a car while cycling, a very, very frequent event. He is not terrified and think cars should be banned, and nor should we be, just look both ways before crossing a junction!

If he was caught up in all the issues in the Middle East, he would have a justifiable cause to be terrified. In Britain and much of the western world we are reasonably safe and there should be no need for the government to spy on our everyday lives in spaces such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Dropbox in the auspices of protecting society. By spying on us, we trust them less with our lives and our children's future. A paranoid society with no trust is not a nice one to live and ultimately a broken society (look at communism as a place to start.) Ironically trying to break modern society as we know and enjoy it is was one of the goals of the jihadis.

was just about to post this ,voted hot

wlkgnwpigbpowibg

MEGA - it uses end-to-end encryption so no one will see the files apart … MEGA - it uses end-to-end encryption so no one will see the files apart from you and your client. Not even MEGA can see your files. Google Drive, Dropbox etc only have server encryption if I remember correctly



This is a better answer, Dropbox and Google etc are not reliable, they will and have given private documents to the government under so called anti-terror legislation. For business purposes it would be wise not to store sensitive data on dropbox etc, but use a service with "end to end" encryption, where only you can decrypt the contents with your own password.

As Roosevelt rightly said,

"the only thing we have to fear is...fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."

The cause of terror is absolute fear and the cause of that fear is not a self proclaimed jihadis fighter (they do not cause me terror as I have never met or spoken with one and I doubt most of you have met one either.) Their work in causing terror in isolated incidences in the west is being churned out by the terror machines with the bulk of the work "informing" us of this so called terror achieved by news outlets and promoted by government (most notably the home office, whose job it is to control the status quo or in other words paralyze needed efforts to advance.)

All horrendous actions are tragic incidence of the obnoxious and should not be dwelled upon and mocked up as terror. The most life threatening incidents happen when you ride a bike in London or cross the road, such as a friend being hit by a car while cycling, a very, very frequent event. He is not terrified and think cars should be banned, and nor should we be, just look both ways before crossing a junction!

If he was caught up in all the issues in the Middle East, he would have a justifiable cause to be terrified. In Britain and much of the western world we are reasonably safe and there should be no need for the government to spy on our everyday lives in spaces such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Dropbox in the auspices of protecting society. By spying on us, we trust them less with our lives and our children's future. A paranoid society with no trust is not a nice one to live and ultimately a broken society (look at communism as a place to start.) Ironically trying to break modern society as we know and enjoy it is was one of the goals of the jihadis.

Is this for both personal, and google apps accounts?

deathwishdave

Is this for both personal, and google apps accounts?



only for personal gmail accounts, not google apps

intime

This is a better answer, Dropbox and Google etc are not reliable, they … This is a better answer, Dropbox and Google etc are not reliable, they will and have given private documents to the government under so called anti-terror legislation. For business purposes it would be wise not to store sensitive data on dropbox etc, but use a service with "end to end" encryption, where only you can decrypt the contents with your own password. As Roosevelt rightly said, "the only thing we have to fear is...fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."The cause of terror is absolute fear and the cause of that fear is not a self proclaimed jihadis fighter (they do not cause me terror as I have never met or spoken with one and I doubt most of you have met one either.) Their work in causing terror in isolated incidences in the west is being churned out by the terror machines with the bulk of the work "informing" us of this so called terror achieved by news outlets and promoted by government (most notably the home office, whose job it is to control the status quo or in other words paralyze needed efforts to advance.)All horrendous actions are tragic incidence of the obnoxious and should not be dwelled upon and mocked up as terror. The most life threatening incidents happen when you ride a bike in London or cross the road, such as a friend being hit by a car while cycling, a very, very frequent event. He is not terrified and think cars should be banned, and nor should we be, just look both ways before crossing a junction! If he was caught up in all the issues in the Middle East, he would have a justifiable cause to be terrified. In Britain and much of the western world we are reasonably safe and there should be no need for the government to spy on our everyday lives in spaces such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Dropbox in the auspices of protecting society. By spying on us, we trust them less with our lives and our children's future. A paranoid society with no trust is not a nice one to live and ultimately a broken society (look at communism as a place to start.) Ironically trying to break modern society as we know and enjoy it is was one of the goals of the jihadis.



Well if your under Government surveillance (for whatever reason) then MEGA wouldn't be much use since it stores your key on local storage in plain text. Certainly used to - not sure if that was ever fixed.

jeffpa

Just use https to connect. Encrypted in transit then



This is file encryption not traffic encryption.

I went through it, got hte 3 ticks and no email confirmation?

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patrober

I went through it, got hte 3 ticks and no email confirmation?



28th of February

Every little gig helps! I am hoarding mine so one day I will have as much cloud storage as Google!8) Heat added.
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