Rumours are flying that Google is to launch a service that would enable users to access their PC from any internet connection, The Guardian reports. Already there are fears that this would give Google even more control over individuals' personal details.
There is speculation that the Google Drive (GDrive), could spell the end for the desktop computer, which is built around a high capacity hard drive. Who needs it when your data can be stored on Google's servers in cyberspace‾
GDrive is expected to appear this year, according to the technology news website TG Daily, which described it as 'the most anticipated Google product so far'.
The Guardian quoted Peter Brown, executive director of the Free Software Foundation, a charity defending computer users' liberties, commenting, 'It's a little bit like saying, 'we're in a dictatorship, the trains are running on time.' But does it matter to you that someone can see everything on your computer‾ Does it matter that Google can be subpoenaed at any time to hand over all your data to the American government‾'
Google refused to confirm the GDrive, but acknowledged the growing demand for cloud computing, the newspaper said.