Google Docs Error Locking Users Out

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According to Fortune Magazine, a number of Google Docs users are getting an unpleasant “Boo” this Halloween week. Numerous complaints on social media show users complaining they are wrongfully locked out of their Google Docs files due to a violation of the Google Terms of Services.

What’s the problem? An error message pops up saying “this item has been flagged as inappropriate and can no longer be shared,” providing an option to request a review from Google or dismiss the error.

Interestingly enough, it appears to be a bug instead of an actual violation. According to the Google Docs Twitter account, they are aware of the issue and currently looking into the situation. A Google spokesman said they will provide more information when appropriate.

This issue is a great reminder that although your SaaS files are typically safe, they are not 100% protected from bugs, human error, and ransomware. Instead, the only way to guarantee your SaaS data is protected and accessible is with a third-party backup solution like Datto SaaS protection.

To learn more about how you can protect your Cloud Data and implement a strong security solution, give EnhancedTECH a call at 714-970-9330 or contact us at [email protected] for a complimentary network security consultation.


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Samantha Keller

Director of Marketing and PR at EnhancedTECH
Samantha Keller (AKA Sam) is a published author, tech-blogger, event-planner and mother of three fabulous humans. Samantha has worked in the IT field for the last fifteen years, intertwining a freelance writing career along with technology sales, events and marketing. She began working for EnhancedTECH ten years ago after earning her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and attending Fuller Seminary. She is a lover of kickboxing, extra-strong coffee, and Wolfpack football.Her regular blog columns feature upcoming tech trends, cybersecurity tips, and practical solutions geared towards enhancing your business through technology.
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