Newsrooms, let’s talk about G Suite


24 bookmarks. First posted by mathewi 14 days ago.


RT : Scary read on how much data Gsuite can store & share about you -

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5 days ago by dnene
Documents within your G Suite domain are not end-to-end encrypted, meaning that Google has everything they need to read your data. This insight into user data means that U.S. agencies have the ability to compel Google to hand over relevant user data to aid in investigations. G Suite also offers organizations powerful tools to monitor and retain information about their employees’ activities.
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12 days ago by leolaporte
Discusses risks in using G Suite given that admins may have ways of viewing most content stored in G Suite.
13 days ago by fredcy
Martin Shelton:
<p>If you work in a newsroom, there’s a good chance you work with colleagues on Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and more. G Suite software is simple and powerful. In fact, here at Freedom of the Press Foundation, we use it too. But we also lack viable alternatives with the flexibility needed in modern newsrooms, and anyone working in a newsroom has probably asked themselves: What can Google see? What about our most sensitive conversations and documents? What about documents that concern our own unreleased reporting, or information on our sources?

(Full disclosure: I previously worked at Google, and for a long time, even I didn't know.)

Documents within your G Suite domain are not end-to-end encrypted, meaning that Google has everything they need to read your data. This insight into user data means that U.S. agencies have the ability to compel Google to hand over relevant user data to aid in investigations. G Suite also offers organizations powerful tools to monitor and retain information about their employees’ activities.

In our ideal world, Google would provide end-to-end encrypted G Suite services, allowing media and civil society organizations to collaborate on their work in a secure and private environment whenever possible. Until we have a way to do that, journalists should understand the risks alongside the benefits of using G Suite, and how to be mindful when using it.</p>


Encrypting documents like this would be slightly tricky, and would lead to a ton of stories about terrorists.
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13 days ago by charlesarthur
If you work in a newsroom, there’s a good chance you work with colleagues on Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and more. G Suite software is simple and powerful. In…
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13 days ago by Juggularity
In our ideal world, Google would provide end-to-end encrypted G Suite services, allowing media and civil society organizations to collaborate on their work in a secure and private environment whenever possible. Until we have a way to do that, journalists should understand the risks alongside the benefits of using G Suite, and how to be mindful when using it. For now we should consider when to keep our most sensitive data off of G Suite in favor of an end-to-end encrypted alternative, local storage, or off of a computer altogether.
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13 days ago by paulbradshaw
There are many legitimate reasons to give administrators this far-reaching ability to organize and retain user data, such as compliance with legal requests. All of this logging and retention functionality may also help your organization’s administrators monitor for security incidents. via Pocket
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13 days ago by igorette
Worth a read if you're using GSuite at work
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14 days ago by dietrich
Maybe don't use GDocs If your threat is:
- (realistically) the US government
- Google itself
- your own workplace where an admin has…
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14 days ago by mathewi