As our TechRadar colleagues According to reports, Google has announced It will lock any file Identified in Drive as a violation of the terms of service, preventing other users from sharing or viewing this content with other users. The initial owners of any problematic files will not be locked out of their own uploads, and they can still access the marked files.
In Google’s own words: “When a Google Drive file is determined to violate Google’s terms of service or program policies, it may be restricted. When it’s restricted, you may see a sign next to the file name, and you It will not be able to be shared, and your file will no longer be publicly accessible, even by people with the link.”
From a data privacy perspective, this announcement was shocking at first, but I’m not sure if it changes as drastically as it seems. In PC games, we have defaulted some programs to monitor our usage and intervene to enforce the rules. Anti-cheat software in games like Destiny and Call of Duty will come to mind.
As for the monitoring and control of cloud files, Apple, Discord, and Google There are programs that can automatically mark images related to criminal activities, such as images that endanger minors.Over the years, enterprise intervention and monitoring of cloud storage files has become a reality, although there is an easy-to-understand PurposeEven though there is controversy about this kind of surveillance, it is already a firmly established reality.
What I don’t know is whether Google’s new implementation of Drive is supported by this algorithmic detection, or whether the locking of content such as malware or pirated media relies solely on user reports. Google’s blog post does not clearly state these two methods, and TechRadar’s report suggests that this new form of review will be a response to user reports. If it is the former, then you seem to be powerless. However, if the latter is true, then when you share the PDF of your Call of Cthulhu source book with them, you really only need to make sure that there is no narc in your desktop group. The role of the role player.