Google Takeout error. Copies of photos and videos went to strangers
There are many indications that it was the Google Takeout error that apparently caused some users to attempt to download movies and photos to the archives of completely random people.
Google Takeout is a service that lets you download a backup copy of the data stored in Google applications. People using various online Google programs such as Picasa or Docs can, thanks to Google Takeout, bulk download files stored in the cloud. However, something went wrong in November. Instead of being placed on the user's computer, the files have landed in the archives of strangers. In this particular case, Google Takeout did not manage to download photos from Google Photos.
– Jon Oberheide (@jonoberheide) February 4, 2020
Although an unfortunate incident occurred between November 21 and 25 last year, a spokesperson for Google has only just published a communiqué. Adding by the way: We have solved the underlying problem and conducted an in-depth analysis to prevent this problem from happening again. We are very sorry that this happened. And that's it. Really sorry. By the way, according to a Google spokesperson, the situation only affects about 0.01 percent. users. Theoretically, not much, but Google Photos is used by about one billion people.
Anyone who notices the problem should export the data again.
In response to Jon Oberheid's post, Twitter has thundered on the site and the author of the message, and Internet users remind Google that there is such a thing as a GDPR. | allthingsblogging.com