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Federal Agency Told Not to Integrate Google & Slack Due to Potential Data Breach Issues

The inspector general’s office has told a high profile federal tech department to stop connecting Slack to Google Drive due to allegations that this process could cause a data breach. The watchdog group sent out an alert last week. "Due to authorizations enabled by GSA [the General Services Administration] 18F staff, over 100 GSA Google Drives were reportedly accessible by users both inside and outside of GSA during a five month period, potentially exposing sensitive content such as personally identifiable information and contractor proprietary information," explained the recommendation.

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