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A bug caused videos from Google Photos to land up with strangers

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In November 2019, users of Google Photos landed up with videos that were not theirs because of a bug. On February 4, Google sent an email to people who exported their Google Photos library between November 21 and November 25, 2019 informing them about it. A Google spokesperson confirmed this development to MediaNama. "We are notifying people about a bug that may have affected users who used Google Takeout to export their Google Photos content between November 21 and November 25. These users may have received either an incomplete archive, or videos—not photos—that were not theirs. We fixed the underlying issue and have conducted an in-depth analysis to help prevent this from ever happening again. We are very sorry this happened." — Google spokesperson The company did not clarify when the issue was discovered and when it was fixed, despite…

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