The Honey Trap of Google Photos, an Online Service Like No Other
Google Photos is undisputedly one of Google’s best products, but it also acts as a sweet ant trap for people who use it extensively. We take a closer look at this product to see if it’s worth it and how it relates to our need for privacy.
Having enough cloud space to store your photos might seem like something ordinary now, but there was a time when that wasn’t the case. The Google Photos we all love and hate at the same time started its life as part of another product called Google+, the social network that died this year.
Back in 2015, Google figured out that they need something to offer people and released Photos as a single product. It seems like an obvious choice now, but we have to keep in mind that most of the products Google released over the years are now defunct.
People don’t really bother reading terms and conditions for offline software they use at home, but services such as Google Photos, which are entirely online, offer a different kind of challenge…. (read more)