New Google Chrome Laptop: Just Another Useful Government Spy-Tool?...

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    The new Google Chrome Laptop has no Hard Drive. So everything is stored on the Internet. Everything you download can only be accessed when you're On-Line. We all know Google spies for the U.S. Government,so i don't think i'm speaking out-of-school on that. Allowing your files to only be stored via Internet seems a little suspect to me. So should anyone purchase this Laptop? Will you? What say you all?
     
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    I think i would rather go with the Hard-Drive. Can anyone really trust Google for privacy?
     
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    its definitely an issue. Will look into the specs. If encryption is done on the laptop then its not an issue (except for people who use weak passphrases, but Google cracking passwords would be a bit much).
     
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    What if they're working towards phasing out Hard Drives all together? I'm leaning towards thinking that's what they're doing. So everything you store on your Computer can be accessed via the Internet. It's a scary thought but it looks like that's where they're headed.
     
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    I was just reading that Apple IPads also only store information via the Internet. This could be where they're taking us. It is a bit frightening.
     
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    Google doing this makes me even more skeptical. I just don't trust them.
     
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    This is what cloud computing is. Microsoft is promoting it too and in the next decade if not sooner hard drives and other storage media will be passé. Of course those of us out here in hinterlands must use internet access technology that limits the download and I wonder how they will address that problem. It already cost me $70+ to download 200 mb a day through Hughes net satellite. As of yet ATT or Verizon have not penetrated this area.
     
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    Phasing out Hard Drives will be a terrible thing for Citizens. All Freedom & Privacy will then be gone. Having all your downloaded material out there on the Internet for anyone to access will be a tragic development. I wouldn't trust Google as far as i could throw em. I hope Hard Drives will always be available. Having all your Info out there is not a good thing.
     
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    Friends Don't Let Friends use GOOG.

    GOOG is GEVIL.
     
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    It is the wave of the future though there are enough people out there who will continue to demand home storage solutions and the next wave for that appears to be solid state hard drives, no moving parts.
     

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