Get 2GB free Google Drive storage by completing Google’s Security Checkup

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Because of Safe Internet Day 2016 it’s possible to get an additional 2GB on Google Drive for free. Google hands out the free storage to everyone who completes their Security Checkup.

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Does that include scans of all your emails and contact list to the NSA cloud server as well?


#3

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2768078]Does that include scans of all your emails and contact list to the NSA cloud server as well?[/QUOTE]

:bigsmile: Defin’tly! It is only ‘a unforeseen bug’ of course :wink:


#4

The security checkup only asks you questions and doesn’t scan anything. You can literally complete it in under a minute and get your extra 2 GB. :iagree:


#5

It’s also nice to see that the 2GB add-ons are accumulative as I already had 2GB added on from last year’s security check-up.



#6

Sweet!


#7

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2768139]The security checkup only asks you questions and doesn’t scan anything. You can literally complete it in under a minute and get your extra 2 GB. :iagree:[/QUOTE]
I’ll trust my personal family photos/videos and documents to a portable USB HDD/SSD drives before giving Google access to them. Android already gives them a wealth of tracking all your Data and movements why give them more data on you to “Data Mine”.


#8

I do have to say, it’s good that Google is encouraging people to take security precautions. People need to start taking security much more seriously than they do. Especially with mobile devices, since Android and IOS both come with malware pre-installed.

On the other hand, trusting Google with your data is always a bad move: Google loves to spy on everyone, and probably has no problems sharing that data with the NSA.

If you really want security and online storage, you’re probably better off compressing your files with something like 7-Zip, which can compress your data and make it harder for the likes of Google to know what you are storing in one go. Upload/download times will be reduced as well. Don’t forget to encrypt file names as well.

Or you could just avoid sharing your data with Google in the first place. USB HDDs are cheaper than ever, so if you pay for storage, it will probably be cheaper in the long run to buy a hard drive. Even if you are getting free storage, it still isn’t worth it, since you can get the same storage from a flash drive, which will only cost a handful of pocket change.