do i need to worry about this guy?
I asked the same question this morning... How do I opt out of this? I have no intention of being spied on or hacked.that's a bot who creates the drive, add you and then left. so now only you have the access. enjoy.
So... basically you're promoting yourself instead of this right? ROFLI would be careful about this, as a sysadmin myself, who has set these up and used them for many years, the admin has full access to anything that is put in the drive. Whoever made this shared drive will have complete access to whatever you put on the drive as soon as you attach your account to this. There are other methods of getting unlimited Google Drive, but they do cost some money (around $13 a month) but the data will be YOURS forever! The normal price is several hundred a month without my exploit btw.
I'm saying that the only way to get unlimited SAFE google drive is to register a domain and then add the 1tb google drive plan to the email you register. Google does not care or check how much space you are using on your drive, I have 19tb on one of them right now. As other members have said, the way this post promotes is unsafe, and I was at work when I commented, so I did not have time to add a full explanation, and now that I am home, @Cyler already made an amazing explanation that I have nothing more to add to.So... basically you're promoting yourself instead of this right? ROFL
Thanks.Again, much like in Onedrive 5TB post, we need to clarify some things.
The drive you are creating with this method is not a REAL google drive. Let's start from the beginning.
Google and Microsoft (among others) both give to any institution that has an .EDU domain account (not limited to only that), free access to their respective office suites. The IT administration of each institution opens an admin account with Google or MS and then, they give access and rights to students and faculty that have [email protected] under the .EDU domain, to also have free access to those suites with all the benefits including Gdrive unlimited /Onedrive 5TB.
As with any office suite, the domain administrators have complete and full access to ANY drive or shared drive created under their domain, in this case, San Fransisco City College or CCSF for short. You can clearly see the name of CCSF in the top of the web page you are using to create the account as well on the shared drive you create.
So the files DONT belong to you, you DONT have ANY privacy and it would be foolish to save ANYTHING personal in this drive. Don't take my word for it, look at your own drives.
Now, some common questions and feel free to pass the info around.
How long will this last? It depends on each and every one of US. Abuse the system and they will simply ban/remove the account (and maybe your own google account) and the files you have. That simple.
Is it safe? : Not really. CCSF (or any other institute) will see the influx of people making team drives and I assume at some point they will ban them all if google doesn't do it before them.
Does CCSF have access to my files? YES it does (look at the image above again as to who the owner is), but ONLY to the files you use on the shared drive, and NOT on your personal drive. When we say access, we mean full access. They can see, move, delete, and copy ANY files in the shared drives.
Is it a REAL Gdrive? Yes and NO. It's a LIMITED shared drive. You can see that because you can't even change the settings like on the screen below. On top you cant share folder, only individual files, you cant move folders to it unless you know how to use rclone or other custom made software (I made my own FYI)
As always, USE YOUR HEADS. Use it to store files you don't mind losing in the long run but NO personal files whatsoever. Don't start sharing terabytes with the entire internet (google has a hard cap at 750 GB I think) and remember, this is linked to your google account that you made the shared drive with so... they know who you are. Keep your files to yourself and only share when its absolutely needed.
Google Drive and One Drive are not meant to be used like Mega or Uptobox.
Edit, because I saw some people asking for the size of the drive, its actually 75 Petabytes (virtual of course, not reserved) or at least my unlimited Gdrive reports so.