Sex Workers Say Porn on Google Drive Is Suddenly Disappearing

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    It appears that Google is beginning to enforce its Terms of Service for Drive: more and more adult performers who use the service to store explicit photos and videos are finding that they are unable to send them to buyers. They complain that it is impacting their livelihoods, but to be fair, the TOS clearly states that sexually explicit or pornographic material is not permitted.

    Six porn performers I talked to and more on social media said that they suddenly can't download adult content they keep on Google Drive. They also said they can't a share that content with other accounts or send to clients. In some cases, the adult content is disappearing from Drive without warning or explanation.
     
  2. SticKx911

    SticKx911 2[H]4U

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    Haha. That’s someone’s job at google. Look for porn on other people’s drives.
     
  3. MaZa

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    I can already imagine their typical work day.

    "Hmmm... This looks like unauthorized content but I am not sure yet, better grab a tissue just in case."
     
  4. ZenDragon

    ZenDragon [H]ard|Gawd

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    I am so sick of these companies trying to enforce their morals on everyone. Who gives a shit what people store on their drive? So long as they aren't sharing it publicly perhaps.
     
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  5. shspvr

    shspvr Gawd

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    Then get your own cloud drive and then your problems is solved
     
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    The article/story literally talks about someone trying to share files they had stored. So while it's not "publicly" in the sense anyone who knows what the folder name is can view, it is being used as a method for others to view.

    I mean yeah they're enforcing their morals... except they already stated their morals when people signed up, it's their fault they had the mentality of "oh fuck it, I don't need to follow what they say is forbidden"... then "how dare they delete stuff from my folder that they told me I couldn't keep in the first place but did so anyways"

    This shows she's really clueless about what's being done here. Maybe Google doesn't want adult content on it's drives because it realizes that adult content encompasses a crap ton of traffic on the internet and it really wants to not deal with that?

    A quick skim of GoogleDrive's ToS also says you're only supposed to be using it for personal use, not for business use, and I'm pretty sure that sending videos to people who paid you the most money while you flicked your clit on webcam is pretty text book definition of "business related". Google has services for businesses, but they aren't free. So seriously, if anything this is less about morals and more about people thinking rules don't apply to them because they never got caught in the past.
     
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  7. sadsteve

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    Google (youtube) and Facebook are the new censors. And with the new FOSTA bill it's just going to make it worse over all. Craigslist has already stop its 'personals' section due to the FOSTA bill (basically subjects websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties [users] misuse online personals unlawfully). Also, a number of subsections on Reddit have been dropped.

    Hopefully (I have none), the president will not sign the bill.
     
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  8. Kuurus

    Kuurus [H]ard|Gawd

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    And this is news lmao
     
  9. /dev/null

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    I've been telling (technical) people this for years -- RUN YOUR OWN SERVERS.
     
  10. Galvin

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    This just proves that cloud is not private. Only way to keep your data private is store it on your computer.
     
  11. viscountalpha

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    Let me call a WAAAAMBULANCE for all the sex workers willfully breaking TOS.
     
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  12. xorbe

    xorbe [H]ardness Supreme

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    This was solved forever ago by another scene, put such data in a zip with a lame password.
     
  13. WorldExclusive

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    There's always this guy. Never wants the Government to take their tax money to help the lower class, but wants private corporations to let the public use their resources without limitations.

    Too much cake eating sir.
     
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  14. The Mad Atheist

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    Wonder if you can just encrypt the content and just email the key to the people?
     
  15. Master_shake_

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    the cloud is a euphemism for someone elses computer

    it's always fun when people finally figure it out.
     
  16. umeng2002

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    Remember, there is no cloud; just the FBI's other servers.
     
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    My two youngest had the greatest looks on their faces when I told them that our cloud was in our basement and that Apple's cloud was just in a different basement.
     
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    Before FOSTA, Google had no problem with porn on their servers as it was just that much more data traffic to mine. Now with the Feds making it possible to charge Google for some aspect of sex trafficking just because, porn is gone. The fact that it vanished quickly reinforces that Google knows what you have stored on their servers and can cut off access to it with no notice to you.

    I expect a lot of art sites will begin a massive culling of stuff that could be interpreted as possibly contributing to sex trafficking.
     
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  19. Shmee

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    I understand if the content on Google Drive is illegal, but if it is the property of consenting adults, I am not sure what the problem is.
     
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  20. mord

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    That's one catch. How does Google know it's from consenting adults? Some signature? How do they know it's that persons, and it wasn't under duress? Unless they have signed original docs that are stamped by a public notery or some stronger proof, they are taking a risk now.
     
  21. Kdawg

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    thank you congress, for ruining everyone's sex lives.
    Fuckers
     
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  22. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Has nothing to do with illegal vs legal. it has to do with terms of use. If Google states you can't do something with their service then you cant do it.

    Go look here https://hardforum.com/threads/the-h-ard-forum-rules.760666/
    None of those things are illegal but they are rules that Kyle put in place here because that is what he wants to have in place here. The same goes with Google or anyone else, they make up rules, you either follow them or go use another service if they remove your content / account.
     
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  23. WhoMe

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    Dang, I was hoping to set up a no cost business selling photos of my middle aged ass...now I'll have to look around for some other free service to exploit...damn Google.
     
  24. lostin3d

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    Funny how this enforcement coincidentally happens at the same time certain digital recordings are supposedly being leveraged at a key political figure. Things that make you go hmmm....?
     
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  26. heatlesssun

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    That's fucked. Wait, not?
     
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  27. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    Well part of the problem, and these "sex workers" will make it sound like this is a personal attack against them, is that they're essentially using Google Drive for their business needs even though it is very explicit that you're not supposed to do that.
     
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  28. xorbe

    xorbe [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yeah there's a bunch of fuckery afoot all at the same time, it reeks.
     
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  29. SvenBent

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    That funny
    I am so sick of these people trying to enforce their morals on what to be sold to them. Who gives a shit what product companies sell. So long as you can say not and go somewhere else perhaps.
    or in short. If you don't want the product don't freaking buy it.

    I am much more worried that they go through your personal data. Which is why... I don't use google
     
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  30. Gasaraki_

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    W... How can online services tell people what to store on their own drives? Google is not even suppose to know what files they are. Why are they looking at the files at all?

    I can see if there was too much traffic to her drive or she should pay for a business drive but I don't even think a business drive would help if they look through every file.

    Imagine Google look through all your private business files...
     
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  31. Big_Rig_Stig

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    Keep yer invisible-space-alien nose out of this... :p
     
  32. Big_Rig_Stig

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    Cue Megaupload2 in a *.cx domain (untouchable by US law) in 3...2...1...
     
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  33. Big_Rig_Stig

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    I wonder if the same will happen to Tumblr...

    Talk about a bill that actually kills pornography... the religulous will be so ecstatic, they'll all self-combust in orgiastic ecstasy...
     
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  34. Big_Rig_Stig

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    How does Google know what the content is? Obviously, they look at EVERYTHING that passes thru their servers.
     
  35. Dullard

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    It amazes me that people (and businesses) think anything on "the cloud" is secure.
     
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  36. Big_Rig_Stig

    Big_Rig_Stig Gawd

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    Imagine them reading all your personal email, along with looking at those files.

    They're looking at & reading EVERYTHING stored in their cloud, and getting ready to fuck anyone over with anything remotely unsavory.
     
  37. trasixes

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    Makes me wonder if they are using an AI to sift through everything. Would probably be more efficient with fewer wank breaks, and all.
     
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  38. mord

    mord Limp Gawd

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    Now I agree compleatly with you on that.

    Though they just might use some search algorithm to help them out a little haha.
     
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  39. Big_Rig_Stig

    Big_Rig_Stig Gawd

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    Shall we call one for you when Apple sews your lips to someone else's butthole?
     
  40. Big_Rig_Stig

    Big_Rig_Stig Gawd

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    It absolutely does. Our rights as citizens are being destroyed like an industrial backhoe-mounted jackhammer breaking up concrete. And as long as the present administration and party are behind it (THEY ARE), they won't stop until they have their totalitarian dictatorship and turn us into slaves.
     
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