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People are getting locked out of innocuous Google Docs for supposedly violating the terms of service. From The Verge:
Google Docs users are reporting various bugs today that result in them getting locked out of their documents. Most of the issues center on a mysterious Terms of Service violation.
The reports largely come from journalists. It’s unclear whether the error is targeting media companies and reporters, or if it’s just coincidence because reporters tend to spend a lot of time in the app (and on Twitter). Nevertheless, this bug is concerning, considering it implies that Google is scanning documents for content and something is misfiring on the company’s end.
We reached out to Google for clarification and received this statement back: “We’re investigating reports of an issue with Google Docs. We will provide more information when appropriate.”
Supposedly it’s just a glitch for now. But it reveals that Google scans the content of your Google Docs, which some might find a wee bit unsettling.
How long before they start censoring your work files for “inappropriate” content?
What about the files you have saved in Google Drive? Woe be to any conservative political organization that uses Google Drive or Google Docs for their work. They might as well email all of their proprietary info directly to the DNC.Published in