Google Photos By Chance Sent Some Users’ Videos To Strangers

Google Photos by chance sent some users' videos to strangers

Google Photos has become the go-to way for many people to back up their photos and videos, offering limitless garage for your recollections. Unfortunately, a bug in Google's data export provider means a person else could have received your saved videos.


According to Twitter user Jon Oberheide (h/t: 9to5Google), Google sent out an email to notify him of a controversy affecting the Google Takeout data export provider between November 21 and 25. The email notes that Oberheide requested his data during this period, adding his Google Photos content material.— Jon Oberheide (@jonoberheide) February 4, 2020


"Unfortunately, in this time, some videos in Google Photos were incorrectly exported to unrelated users' files. One or more videos on your Google Photos account was affected by this issue," reads an excerpt of the alert.


Google added that a dump of information downloaded during this period might contain videos that aren't yours. It cautioned users to delete their prior dump and behavior another export.There is no way to learn images in a day, but you could follow simple guidelines to significantly enhance outcomes immediately. Today we …

It's a beautiful critical flaw then, as the final thing you want is for strangers to have your videos and other media. It also makes you wonder just how a flaw like here's feasible in the first place. Fortunately, Google says the difficulty has since been resolved, while also telling 9to5Google that photos weren't affected.The search company also told the outlet that lower than 0. 01% of Google Photos users were affected by the problem.That appears like a tiny figure, but 0. 01% of one billion users continues to be 100,000.Were you affected by this Google Photos issue?Let us know in the feedback!

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