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Google updating Drive with security features, spam filter

Google has announced that it is finally cracking down more security for Google Drive, including adding a spam protection feature. The algorithmic spam filter will be of the same kind that Gmail uses, with Google stating, “Similar to how the spam folder works in Gmail, automatic classifiers will redirect files that Drive strongly suspects to be unwanted to the spam folder. You will also be able to manually move Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, and Forms files in and out of the spam folder. After a file has resided within the spam folder for over 30 days, it will be permanently removed from Drive.”

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The update will also restrict others from adding files to your Drive, as currently the only restriction for this is hoping no one knows your associated email address. Google says that the new features will begin rolling out this month.

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