One of the best ecosystem applications of Google Photos is Google, a gallery that offers unlimited cloud storage for free. The plan is incomplete, and in fact, in the last hours a new error has emerged showing us that the platform still has plenty of room for improvement.
The error allowed other Google Photos users to view your videos under certain conditions that we will discuss next. It is important to say that maybe it doesn't affect youBut what if it affects me? Will Google be responsible? What do I do if I want to leave Google Photos?
Google Photos error that created videos for other users
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In the last hours it's unlikely, or even possible, to get an email like this from Google.
We are writing to inform you of a technical problem affecting the service that & # 39; Download your data & # 39; on Google Photos between November 21 and 25, 2019, when updated:
- Between November 21 and 25, your recording indicates that you have requested a export & # 39; Download your data & # 39; including content from Google Photos.
- Unfortunately at that time, some videos in Google Photos were incorrectly sent to unrelated user files. One or more videos from your Google Photos account are affected by this problem.
- If you have downloaded your data, it may be incomplete and may contain videos that are not your own.
- Problem identified and resolved. We recommend that you do some export of your content and remove the previous export.
This email is a notification indicating that, as users of Google Photos, certain videos in our account may be compromised, when posted to other users. Notification is important, Should I care?
How do I know if it affects me?
In these cases, Google's policy is to notify those directly affected. However, there are some data to consider:
- This problem affect only those who use the tool
- The problem directly affected video users: if you only have photos, they are safe.
- Google indicated that only 0.01% of people used this tool. That is, one in 10,000 people.
Does Google work?
Google is responsible for its services (Source).
Perhaps you think, maybe Google should be responsible for leaking my private videos to other people? This story is a bit tricky to explain, because by their working conditions it shows that however, credit can be limited to the amount you paid to use Google services. They also indicate that we may have legal rights as a consumer in other countries that they cannot give up.
Contact the Spanish Data Protection Center for more information on this particular case. We will update the article if we have more details.
And how do I take all my Google photos to another location?
- We go to Google Takeout, a website where we can download any data from our Google account.
- Yes, the Google Takeout we mentioned was the one that had a problem filtering videos for other users. When an error occurs, we should have no problems.
- We are marking the data for our Google account we want to download.
- By default there are all services marked, so if you only want to download your photos then you should never check them all and mark Google Photos.
- Plus we can click All photo albums are included manually selecting what we want to extract from the cloud.
After selecting the information we will customize it if we want to extract the data once or automatically, as well as the type and size of the files we will receive our copy.
Google Photos Sign-In has been able to send your videos to other people: how do I know it affects me? What I can do is appear for the first time on The Free Android.