As it turns out in increasing frequency, the notes in the terms and conditions are quite serious. Among other things, these state that, for example, erotic content is not desired. And who actually regards his Google Drive as a private storage facility that can be used everywhere, can in case of doubt make unpleasant experiences, because Google really looks after what the users are uploading here.
It uses a mix of automatic and manual testing, the company told the US magazine Motherboard With. This means that software filters perform a first rough analysis and unclear content is viewed by Google employees. For example, if you make some slippery private shots, you might not want to keep them on Google storage if you want them to stay private.
Privacy is relative
How it can run here, the magazine shows by a young woman who earns a living in the webcam erotic business. Among her fans she had raffled the participation in a video shoot. When everything was ready, she wanted to send the winner the appropriate, pornographic clip also directly. Attempting to upload the file to your Google Drive account and share it with the user in question has always resulted in error messages.
Similar experiences have been reported in recent days by other women who earn their living in the field. These use Google Drive therefore usually for years and never had problems. Meanwhile, Google seems to tighten the screws but neatly and to look more closely, for which the users use their storage space.
According to the reports, the content is actually checked in detail. So it is not enough to give files harmless names. In the meantime, Google’s filter systems can use powerful image analysis algorithms, which also watch a video and / or transmit it to a human employee. So if you really want to exchange private data with others, you should probably send a USB stick – because at least the post office rarely looks in envelopes.