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Oopsie! Googly Alphabet company sent private user pics and videos to strangers
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 07, 2020 09:05AM
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With Google Takeout, you can download your data from Google apps as a backup or for use with another service. Unfortunately, a brief issue with the tool last November saw your videos in Google Photos possibly get exported to strangers’ archives.

Google this evening began alerting Takeout users about the “technical issue.” From November 21-25, 2019, those that requested backups could have had videos in Google Photos “incorrectly exported to unrelated users’ archives.”

In requesting a backup, some of your videos — but not pictures — might be visible to random users that were also downloading their data through Google Takeout. The company did not specify what media was affected beyond “one or more videos in your Google Photos account was affected by this issue.”




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Re: Oopsie! Googly Alphabet company sent private user pics and videos to strangers
Posted by: GGD
Date: February 07, 2020 09:37AM
"some of your videos — but not pictures"

So reassuring to know that it wasn't a few single images, but rather sequences of thousands of images instead.



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Re: Oopsie! Googly Alphabet company sent private user pics and videos to strangers
Posted by: $tevie
Date: February 07, 2020 01:05PM
I am constantly amused at the way social media has decided that Facebook is the devil incarnate, but sit blithely at their computers ignoring the fact that Google/Alphabet is essentially legalized spyware.



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