Google has announced a change to its user agreement. Its Google Drive service will review files uploaded by users, and some inappropriate content will not be reposted.
According to a Google blog post, Google Disk will begin restricting access to files deemed to violate the company's policy. Flagged files will be automatically restricted and inaccessible to anyone other than the owner, a policy Google says will protect users from offensive content.
Google said it was changing the policy to prevent abuse of its services, which are used to spread malware, hate speech, porn and child-endangering files.
Google's actions go beyond restricting access to files. Content review teams could remove files or even block access to Google products.
For Google to adjust the network disk service policy, there are also concerns that Google's audit is not transparent, will harm the interests of users.