Are you considering using Google’s new computing system, called Workspace? In this article, learn what users have to say about the safety of this product, as well as reading media reviews from a few different newspapers. Find out whether or not Workspaces is for you today! Google Workspace Goes Mainstream
Nearly two years ago, when Google began talking about Workspaces, many observers wondered whether or not the technology would gain a significant market share in the next few years. For example, the Atlanta Journal Constitution said, “Google Workspaces breaks ground on new-age computing by (integrating) your digital devices with regular shared screens.”5 Not long after, major news organizations began focusing on this company exclusive product… and they all had good things to say. For example, the New York Times reported that “Google Glass is part of a new generation of devices [that] will connect people through the Web and make their lives easier… Drawing on its technology from the research department, Google has created an environment for small groups to meet up and work in a shared environment.”6 Today, however, there are a growing number of renowned news outlets that have asked these same questions… with very negative results. The following comes directly from one such
Is Google Workspace safe?
Cybersecurity experts Noelle Linden and Valerie Wood made a list of nine things to watch out for in 2019 that they said might pose risks to Google’s workspaces.
Maybe you should avoid using Google Workspace if it’s too much of a hassle for you or not worth the protection. I had high hopes for Google Workspace back in 2015, because my children had to switch from constant arguments on which accounts they could use. I was concerned about potential privacy issues. Your computer; How does online sharing work?
My daughter has been using it for a year and it took about 3 weeks for her to convince me that their recommendation of passwords and passwords and passwords was going to be the way she did business so far. Personally, I consider it worth a look if you are seriously considering keeping things backed up with Google.In case you are interested, the bottom line is this:- We don’t use Microsoft server for our business data anymore. I’m experimenting. If it works as expected, I will write an article about it and stop using Microsoft ActiveSync (Microsoft OSFamily of MS business products VS Google encryption-based storage). Maybe within a few months we will be able to remove M$. – The cost of import / export service is NOT worth the DIY backup system or even
Pros and Cons
Google has created a new tool for employers, called Google Workspace, that promises to help keep people safe while they learn. This encourages the idea of “evergreen protection” which seeks to avoid constantly changing security features and personal data. However, there are some concerns about privacy with this type of system. Internet Addiction Disorder
The DSM of the American Psychological Association categorizes Addiction as a disorder that affects multiple areas of life (mental health, functioning, family and social relationships, education or work). Though Internet Addictions do not follow the same criteria as most other forms of addictions, it can still be a serious issue. According to Psychology Today’s Certified Occupational Therapy Staffing Services in Sarasota, Florida:
In some cases, people addicted to online games exhibit depression and anxiety
Troy Rodriguez adopted a daughter in 2014. The adoption process entailed many forms of research including the red tape, psychological, social and genetic testing to make sure Troy’s daughter was not tainted by non-unrelated genetic material. Unfortunately, Troy’s credit card company began shutting off his Internet provider for not paying his bills fast enough resulting in the laptop with all of his work data suddenly being put into jeopardy. This story is a reality for many Americans whose homes were foreclosed upon leaving their life out of order. In trying to understand this trend and the plight of these families, we came across the blog ‘Afamily’s Finances’. They have collected actual credit card bills amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars. We became intrigued by their finanial challenges including the process of finding relief in challenging areas that ranged from writing a check to themselves or hiring someone at some point during the process. A recent X-ray pointed us toward littleknown legal remedies where clients can take an extra step and attempt to negotiate a
Some questions to ask before you download or use a new app include: How much information does the app have access to on my computer? What are the app’s privacy and data share settings? How secure is the service? How accessible is the developers’ website?
Security vulnerability. There are serious security risks in downloading software from any unknown source. Particularly with anonymous apps, some hackers have been known to plant malware on unsuspecting computers or break into email accounts without permission. Keep an eye on your web browser and the apps you use, and always double-check before sharing personal information over Gmail, Facebook or any other network that allows it.
— compiled by Stephen Garcia