Google Puts Up Over $1M to Show Its Dedication To Keeping Your Files Safe

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Google knows it has a lot of responsibility keeping your files safe with Google Drive, and the company announced that it is dedicating $1 million to fund more grants for independent security research that helps further its ability to do so.

"Keeping files safe in Google Drive is super important," says Google Drive product manager Kevin Nelson in a post on the Google Drive blog. "That's why Drive uses Google’s highly-secure, custom-built data centers to store your photos, videos, and other documents. But it’s not just fences, cameras, and lasers that keep things safe — it’s people. It's the software engineers and 500+ security experts at Google, along with a network of independent researchers, who live and breathe data security."

In addition to the $1 million in grants, Google is also contributing up to $20,000 to anyone who finds and reports a qualifying issue. This way, it says, things improve over time.

"This holiday season, many of you will be buying or gifting new computers, phones, and tablets — and possibly dealing with moving important files from old devices to new ones. Google Drive for Mac, PC, Android, and iOS devices can help you easily move your files and keep them all safe going forward."

You can take a look at Google's research grant program here.

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