TechRadar’s colleagues reported that Google would block any Drive files it deems to have violated the terms of service. This will prevent them from being shared or viewed by others. They will be able to access the files flagged and will not be blocked from uploading any files that are the original owners.

Google says that if a Google Drive file violates Google’s Terms of Service or other policies, it might be restricted. You may notice a flag next to the filename. If it is restricted, it will be impossible to share it. Your file will also be no longer publicly accessible to anyone with the link.

Although this announcement may seem alarming from a privacy standpoint, I don’t think it is as significant as it seems. We already accept that various programs monitor our gaming and intervene to enforce rules. I think of anti-cheating software found in games such as Destiny or Call of Duty.

Apple, Discord, Google and Google have programs that automatically flag images associated with criminal activity such as the endangerment or entrapment of minors. While corporate intervention in and surveillance of cloud-stored data has been a reality for many years, it is quite understandable. Although there are many issues to discuss this type of surveillance, it is a fact.

It is not clear if this type of algorithmic detection supports Google’s new Enforcement of Drive or if the locking and removal of content such as malware or pirated media will be solely based on user reporting. While Google’s blog post doesn’t explicitly state either, TechRadar’s reporting suggests that this moderation will occur in response to user reporting. It doesn’t appear that you can do anything if it is the latter. You can only make sure that your tabletop group does not have a narc when you share PDFs of Call of Cthulhu’s sourcebooks with them. Roleplayer’s omerta.—add-unlimited-chrono-crystals—add-unlimited-chrono-crystals/c/266M4UH7uPI—how-to-get-free-zeni—how-to-get-free-zeni/c/HEk5KozpJrc

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