Excited about Google Drive? I’m not. My files belong to ME!

If you’re all excited about Google Drive (Google’s answer to Dropbox and Microsoft Skydrive) you might want to read the blog post below first. After all, it’s your stuff you’re uploading, right? Err…. possibly not, once it’s uploaded!

Who owns your files on Google Drive?

“How could you post that photo online?” – email scam

For the Twitterati amongst you, this is a new take on an old problem. Now in email form rather than DM (direct message). For others, this might be a bit of a shock, especially if you have been a bit ‘unwise’ with certain photos in the past.

“Hey, how could you post that photo online? 3 Facebook friends sent me it today. Aren’t you worried about your job?” etc etc.

Rest easy. There is no photo. And clicking on the attachment will cause you more heartache than a shot of you naked ever could. Go to Does this smell phishy? – Is there really a rude photo? to see what one of these pesky critters looks like, and a few clues to help you spot one.

The straw that broke the camel’s back

So, as you can see, I didn’t really get into this blogging thing. Until now. Driven back here by the necessity that is yet more unnecessary privacy-infringing safety-compromosing “improvements” by the once pleasant and useful Facebook. And, in a way, I’m glad. I will be sorry to leave, although it is nowhere near as friendly and supportive as it once was, and …Read the rest, if you like 🙂

Well, finally!!!

Greetings out there! I’ve finally decided to start blogging. That will probably attract some snorts of derision from people wondering how I’ve got the temerity to call myself a “techiefairy” and have only just dipped my toes (my very sore toes today!) in the phenomenon that is the online weblog. Newsflash – I have a real life too, and don’t just exist in binary witticisms!

I’m not sure what I will blog about yet. Possibly extended explanations of any current threats if I think they warrant it, but my job is supposed to be to make these things easier for you, not confuse the issue with a load of waffle.  There will almost certainly be any geek humour I discover on my travels along the “information superhighway” (sic) and who knows what other electronic marvels I might stumble across. Stay tuned (if you like, if you don’t I know some really good food bloggers you might care to cast an eye over :-))