Google bug saw videos sent to archives of the wrong users


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Google has reached out to some users to apologise after a “technical issue” saw videos uploaded to another user’s archives. 

In an email, the search engine giant said the issue affected the Google “download your data” service — called Google Takeout — for Google Photos in November last year.

“Between November 21, 2019, and November 25, 2019, our records show you requested a Google ‘download your data’ export, which included Google Photos content,” the company wrote.

“Unfortunately, during this time, some videos in Google Photos were incorrectly exported to unrelated user’s archives.

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