The fight for photo storage is a fight over trust

If you glanced at The Verge last week, you probably heard the news: Google has a new Photos service. It’s a big product push, a good solution to a hard problem. But now that Google has met the formidable product challenge, there’s a more complicated challenge on the horizon. Photos are intensely personal, and signing onto a service like Photos means handing over tens of thousands of them.

As Google looks to promote its big new product, that raises a serious question: do you trust Google with your photos? Do you trust anyone with them? Google isn’t alone in trying to solve the photo-sharing puzzle, and it’s likely to have plenty of competition in the years to come. Photos’ interface is impressive, but it’s nothing that couldn’t be copied…

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Author: Russell Brandom

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