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Google offering 2GB free Drive storage if you take a security health checkup

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Feb 2015 21:28 User comments (4)

Google offering 2GB free Drive storage if you take a security health checkup Google has announced that for "Safer Internet Day" the search giant is offering 2GB of free, permanent Drive storage if you complete a "Security Checkup."
You have until February 17th to complete the checkup, which takes less than 5 minutes (unless you're having problems or someone is hijacking your account) and the checkup will go over the following:

Ensures your account recovery information is current
If we detect suspicious activity in your account, we use your recovery info to get in touch and make sure no one but you gains access.
Lets you review recent sign-in activity
Reviewing this lets you validate the sign-ins are coming from you and not someone who shouldn't be using your credentials.
Confirms the apps and devices that access some account information
This step lets you monitor this list and remove apps and devices that don't need access to your account any more.

Once you complete the checkup, you will see three green checkboxes showing your account is safe and that you are eligible for the free data, which will rollout starting on the 28th.

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4 user comments

111.2.2015 16:27

This is about as attractive as 10% off to get you in.

This is an insult. 2GB??? Really?? Offer up at least 10GB

When stores offer 10% off, that's a slap in the face and not worth EVER taking advantage of unless it's something you were gonna get anyway.

212.2.2015 0:07

2 Gb on top of the 15 GB already offered for FREE? It's certainly more than Dropbox allows.....

312.2.2015 4:18

Originally posted by ivymike:
2 Gb on top of the 15 GB already offered for FREE? It's certainly more than Dropbox allows.....
But still pretty little compared to what OneDrive offers. 15GB base + 15GB extra if you get their Camera Roll thingy (which is honestly kinda useful).

414.2.2015 11:25

Originally posted by thatBeatsguy:
Originally posted by ivymike:
2 Gb on top of the 15 GB already offered for FREE? It's certainly more than Dropbox allows.....
But still pretty little compared to what OneDrive offers. 15GB base + 15GB extra if you get their Camera Roll thingy (which is honestly kinda useful).


Thank you!

This is precisely why I don't care for the whole 2gb offer thing.

I've got 25GB with OneDrive plus 56.8GB with Dropbox.

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