Google Docs Glitch That Locked Out Users Underscores Privacy Concerns

Google Docs è una di quelle cose che usi senza renderti conto delle implicazioni: a fine ottobre un problema relativamente diffuso ha messo in evidenza queste implicazioni.

Google Docs threw some users for a loop on Tuesday when the service suddenly locked them out of their documents for violating Google’s terms of service. The weird part? The documents were innocuous. The alerts were caused by a glitch, but they served as a stark reminder that not much is truly private in the cloud.

“This shows that Google is using advanced machine learning and other A.I. technologies to examine vast amounts of information in near real time,” Dana Gardner, a leading cloud expert and a principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, said on Tuesday.