Google Can No Longer Be Trusted With Private Data

This time it wasn’t conservatives feeling the heavy hand of its arrogance.

Another week has gone by, and yet another scandalous story of the number one SJW search engine treating its users terribly has emerged. Only this time, it’s a far bigger revelation than the company is admitting, and which it very likely did not intend to allow.

The facts are as follows: In the past week, multiple journalists — ironically, not conservatives — reported that they’d gotten locked out of projects they were working on using Google Drive, Google’s cloud storage service. Mark DiStefano of Buzzfeed UK reported the news, and later reported on Google’s “apology” for it, via Twitter. Google explained, “This morning, we made a code that incorrectly flagged a small percentage of Google Docs as abusive, which caused those documents to be automatically blocked. A fix is in place and all users should have access to their docs.”

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  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Nobody should ever use Google docs for anything, or ANY Google related service.
    They (Google) machine-read everything you save, everything you write, everything said to you, and everything you have saved for any reason.
    Everything that they read, they score against you.
    That score will eventually be made available to anybody who wants to pay for it, such as any prospective employers, or your homeowners association, or anybody who wants to make sure they only hire and promote “the right people”.
    Google should be burnt to the ground and it’s ashes scattered to the wind.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I made one comment on one YouTube video about Bob Dylan and now my Google now feed is 15% Bob Dylan

  • WalterBannon

    Google’s cloud storage service…we made a code that incorrectly flagged a small percentage of Google Docs as abusive

    uh, and why exactly are they even looking at what people are storing, let alone writing code to classify private content and restrict it?

    this would be like have the cable guy come to your house to hook up the cable and while he is there he looks through your DVD collection and steals your R rated DVDs…

  • fyi there are plugins that redirect your requests to avoid cloud services — not just Goolag but all cloud services (although goolag by far dominates the cloud). Requests are fetched “locally” instead.