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Let Google be your COOP

After Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, government officials in the area said they turned to commercial e-mail services such as Yahoo Mail to help communicate. Imagine if they did the same for disaster recovery.

Reuters today is reporting that Google has plans to offer unlimited online storage of computer files, although the information isn't publicly available. If it comes to fruition, people could use Google to backup their hard drives.

Evidently a blogger found some notes in a PowerPoint presentation that was posted on Google's Web site. But those notes weren't meant for public consumption and the company took them down.

A Google spokeswoman told Reuters, "We deleted the slide notes because they were not intended for publication."

For all you GCN readers who've been following our coverage of redaction gaffes--government documents going public with secret information inadvertently left in--you'll be interested to know that Google replaced the PowerPoint presentation on its Web site with a PDF version. It looks clean. But maybe you'll find something.

Posted by Brad Grimes

Posted by Brad Grimes, Joab Jackson on Mar 07, 2006 at 9:39 AM


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