Disclaimer: We may earn a commission if you make any purchase by clicking our links. Please see our detailed guide here.

Follow us on:

Google News
Whatsapp

Google Revives Access to Drive and Doc for the Users

Aniruddha Paul
Aniruddha Paul
Writer, passionate in content development on latest technology updates. Loves to follow relevantly on social media, business, games, cultural references and all that symbolizes tech progressions. Philosophy, creation, life and freedom are his fondness.

Join the Opinion Leaders Network

Join the Techgenyz Opinion Leaders Network today and become part of a vibrant community of change-makers. Together, we can create a brighter future by shaping opinions, driving conversations, and transforming ideas into reality.

On October 31, Google mistakenly blocked access to Drives and Docs for some of the users, due to a short-lived bug. This bug incorrectly pointed out certain files as offensive to the Google Terms and Services.

The blocking gave rise to some questions, and today, Google addressed the same via a blog of Mark Risher, the Director of Project Management for the company.

Firstly, the Docs and Drive products have unmatched preventive security measures that work automatically. These measures are placed for protecting users from spam, malware, and phishing – while using dynamic and static antivirus techniques.

Now, malware and virus scanning is an industry-wide practice, performing automated comparisons among known indicators and samples. This process does not include human intervention.

The bug of Tuesday misinterpreted the response from the aforementioned systems and marked certain files for TOS violations. This created access denials for Drives and Docs for the users. Google has presently identified the issue and has removed the bug as well. The search giant took one step ahead and worked on the affected files to restore accessibility.

Google apologizes to the users for the inconvenience caused by the short-term issue. Often, the tech firm removes ‘access to certain files’ to provide protection to its users. Google considers protecting users’ central’ in terms of cyber-safety.

Recomended

Partner With Us

Digital advertising offers a way for your business to reach out and make much-needed connections with your audience in a meaningful way. Advertising on Techgenyz will help you build brand awareness, increase website traffic, generate qualified leads, and grow your business.

Power Your Business

Solutions you need to super charge your business and drive growth

More from this topic