By Deane Barker on December 2, 2007

Google Plans Service to Store Users’ Data: Given everything else Google is doing, this is a no-brainer. This is currently a big missing piece of the Google puzzle.

Google is preparing a service that would let users store on its computers essentially all of the files they might keep on their personal-computer hard drives — such as word-processing documents, digital music, video clips and images, say people familiar with the matter. The service could let users access their files via the Internet from different computers and mobile devices when they sign on with a password, and share them online with friends. It could be released as early as a few months from now, one of the people said.

Via Google Tutor, who speculates on the considerable legal issues involved with this. If you host people’s files, are you responsible for the content?



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