Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Google Attempts ‘Universal’ File-Sharing Protocol

This sounds great...except it's Google so you know there's a catch. There's always a catch. ๐Ÿ˜

Dubbed Upspin, the framework is entirely open source, with full implementation possible via the scheme’s GitHub repository. The naming convention follows Unix/Linux standards, beginning with the user’s unique ID, in the form of an email address, such as ann@example.com/dir/file. The very nature of the naming system obviously makes anonymity problematic; comparisons with Bittorrent systems are therefore not valid, since the resolution does not support CDN-style recombination of data.