Legal Dispute Prompts Microsoft to Rebrand SkyDrive as OneDrive

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Eoraptor

careful Microsoft... Mobile/Shell might decide your product could be confused with their Mobile One motor oil and make you change it again!

honestly this name shit is getting assinine. I could understand it if Sky had their own online storage tool... but it's a friggin TV service.

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Shalbatana

Wait a minute, that name is remotely similar to the name a video editor at KDIC in Walla Walla Washington uses for his backup drive! He's gonna sue!

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Mikey109105

I don't care if they call it Microsoft Cloud or whatever else they dream up, I still won't touch it.

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JosephColt

I'd love to know why?

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Why?

Maybe because without truth in advertising, you have no idea what you are getting

Just call it NSA-Drive to end the lawsuits and let everyone know what they are dealing with

Or maybe it's because whatever happens to your data, Microsoft is off the hook and you are just out of luck (Gotta Love those Licensing Agreements huh?)

A better question is why the hell would "You" use it after reading this Agreement?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/microsoft-services-agreement

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JosephColt

I wouldn't necessarily trust any online storage for private data. Just build a home NAS.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Network Attached Storage for private data?

How secure is the network we're talking about here?

and why use Skydrive or Onedrive for public data since public data is already public?

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JosephColt

What do you mean, how secure is this network we're talking about here?

I shouldn't even have to answer question like that.

Also, what do you mean by "public data?"

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Bullwinkle J Moose

NAS (Network Attached Storage)
If it's attached to a network, then how do you know it's secure?

As for "Public Data"
I was referring to that data which is not "Private Data" as referred to in your first post

It would be either public or private would it not?

By definition, public data is already public and need not be kept on a skydrive as it is already public

If it is not already publicly available, then it is not public data
It is private!

ALL data on a skydrive can be accessed by Microsoft and others whether your intention was to keep it private or not

READ THE SERVICE AGREEMENT

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JosephColt

A network attached storage drive is not fully secure, nothing is ever secure. Information that anyone does not want deleted or looked at so easily is best of on a NAS(on your LAN) or drive that isn't attached to anything as this is much more secure.

If people can access your NAS drive that's only meant for your LAN then that's the least of my worries at that point.

Microsoft, or any company, will never purposely make your private data publicly available to the masses, only to the government or themselves(any online storage will); that would be a PR nightmare if it was released to the public.

Skydrive(One Drive) is an online backup for data, and if the data is that critically important you find a solution designed for highly sensitive information. You can even encrypt that data and put it online so even if they see the files, they cannot use it.

Music, videos, and images are things I'd really not worry about being seen by Microsoft or the government.

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jgrimoldy

'Couldn't agree more. They could call it 5-dollar-hand-job and I'm still not going to use it.

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JosephColt

One to rule them all.

This is stupid though, I liked the name Skydrive.

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TheITGuy

It is stupid the way the copyright system works. I might as well copyright a bunch of random words and the moment some company comes up with a great idea not even using them and, then I'll sue them into oblivion!

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JosephColt

This is worse: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-sweden-king-20140121,0,5201532.story

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TheITGuy

Just another reason the entire system needs to be overhauled. There was a company trying to patent human genes a couple of months ago.

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drlamb

Hmm...Will Canonical strike back? UbuntuOne...

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maxeeemum

Good point but I get the feeling Canonical is somehow in bed with M$.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

and so continues Microsoft's 'one' naming convention.

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don2041

Imagine the hubbaloo if they called it iDrive/ Would Apple sue?

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Peanut Fox

Nope, BMW probably would.