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Old 02-10-2016, 09:14 PM   #1
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2GB of free Google Drive storage

Google is offering an extra 2GB of storage to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2016. All you need to do is go through their security checkup.

Google Drive Blog: A quick checkup and a simple thanks

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Google is offering an extra 2GB of storage to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2016. All you need to do is go through their security checkup.

Google Drive Blog: A quick checkup and a simple thanks

Enjoy!
Thanks, I'm sure many will find this useful.

Amazing, in an ironic way: If I take their course on Internet security and privacy, Google will let me have 2GB of additional storage--and they'll harvest all kinds of salable data from what I put there, passing those "nonattributable" () bits to whoever wants to buy them. Why do I feel >less< secure?
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:42 AM   #3
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Thanks. I use Google for all my storage.

But I noted at the bottom that it said that everyone will get additional 2G storage on Feb 17, 2015.... what?
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Thanks for the heads-up. Someone had posted a similar one a while ago and I missed it (too late), but I just completed it again and will see if it takes this time. I learned in that previous thread that Docs things don't count against your storage, so I'm only using less than 150 MB of my 15 GB allotment. But in the true American spirit of "if you see something bigger, take it!" (you'd think I'd live in Texas, wouldn't you?), I'm in.
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Thanks. Just got my 2G. I didn't use the links supplied in the blogspot post to access my account settings but went directly from Gmail. As always, I was paranoid the blogspot article might turn out to be a phishing attack to get my password.
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Thanks. Just got my 2G. I didn't use the links supplied in the blogspot post to access my account settings but went directly from Gmail. As always, I was paranoid the blogspot article might turn out to be a phishing attack to get my password.

+1.

I double-checked the link multiple times before I went ahead and entered my user info. It's always good to be a bit paranoid.

The extra 2GB showed up in my Google Drive account within an hour.
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I'm OP on the other thread mentioned. I think the way this has been written up in the blog is not so clear. It may not mean all get the free 2gb. Thanks for posting this free upgrade notice.
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I'm OP on the other thread mentioned. I think the way this has been written up in the blog is not so clear. It may not mean all get the free 2gb. Thanks for posting this free upgrade notice.
I KNEW I remembered your username from somewhere! I recall that thread morphed a little into a discussion about external storage devices (which, at the time, I was hot on the trail of, anticipating relocation without a solid PC backup).

My extra 2 gigs showed up on Drive this morning. I will add that into my list of assets in my estate.
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I KNEW I remembered your username from somewhere! I recall that thread morphed a little into a discussion about external storage devices (which, at the time, I was hot on the trail of, anticipating relocation without a solid PC backup).

My extra 2 gigs showed up on Drive this morning. I will add that into my list of assets in my estate.
That reminds me to upload some sort of instructions to gdrive to guide my heirs, or foreign hackers, whoever gets there first.
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That reminds me to upload some sort of instructions to gdrive to guide my heirs, or foreign hackers, whoever gets there first.
Well, this morning I thought of something obvious (maybe not so obvious, or I'd have thought of it before) to do with this newfound pit of free storage space. Maybe it's been posted/suggested before, I didn't check.

Like lots of people, I'm out and about on a regular basis and carry a wallet. It's not out of the realm of possibilities that, under certain circumstances, I could come home without that wallet (I was going to say, "these days, ya never know.... blah blah", but actually it's always been true).

If I were to be parted from my wallet, I'd want to recover the things I have in there (not a whole lot but there's a reason why I carry what I have) and would want to recover them where possible. So making a list of the wallet contents (while I still have it in my hands) would at least be a start.

I wouldn't be stupid about it (no CC numbers or anything), just "Visa, Amex, insurance.." as a memory jog for reference that'll hopefully never be needed. But the "cloud stuff" is available anywhere (even offline, at least in the case of Google Docs).
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Well, this morning I thought of something obvious (maybe not so obvious, or I'd have thought of it before) to do with this newfound pit of free storage space. Maybe it's been posted/suggested before, I didn't check.

Like lots of people, I'm out and about on a regular basis and carry a wallet. It's not out of the realm of possibilities that, under certain circumstances, I could come home without that wallet (I was going to say, "these days, ya never know.... blah blah", but actually it's always been true).

If I were to be parted from my wallet, I'd want to recover the things I have in there (not a whole lot but there's a reason why I carry what I have) and would want to recover them where possible. So making a list of the wallet contents (while I still have it in my hands) would at least be a start.

I wouldn't be stupid about it (no CC numbers or anything), just "Visa, Amex, insurance.." as a memory jog for reference that'll hopefully never be needed. But the "cloud stuff" is available anywhere (even offline, at least in the case of Google Docs).
I keep photos of my current drivers license, passport, medical card, and CC's online. Just lay them out and snap a shot with your cell phone before leaving on a trip. Sign in is needed to view them. This is secure enough for copies of those documents. You hand them over to third parties on a daily basis. All of those folks can steal the info, clone the cards, etc. That is a more likely loss point than someone hacking your account and just as consequential.
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