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"Warning: Google Docs Is NOT Safe"

posted Nov 3, 2009, 4:47 AM by Wei Wang   [ updated Nov 3, 2009, 5:15 AM ]
The article «Warning: Google Docs Is NOT Safe» is an interesting and thorough discussion about the safety of using Google Docs. I actually came to the article whiling searching (googling) for Google Docs encryption. It seems that there are ways to make your documents in the Google Docs space as secure as possible.

That being said, collaboration using Google Docs is much more secure, not to mention much more convenient, than emailing documents back and forth. Unless you encrypt every piece of email message with its attachments, once you email something using any public email service, consider all bets on document security off. Period. With Google Docs, at least you can limit who may view and/or who may edit a document. It would be nice if Google adds another access right: Who may download a document.

I am going to try FireGPG, an add-on for Firefox, to see how it helps with online document encryption. Will report back later.