Dropbox unveils features that shares your data with OpenAI

Dropbox is jazzing things up with new AI features that could make searching your digital hoard as easy as asking where you left your keys. But hold on to your privacy hats, folks – according to the company’s FAQs fine print; you’ll find that your files might be going on a little trip to OpenAI’s servers by default. According to TechSpot, Dropbox’s new AI search and chat interface is powered by OpenAI’s tech. To make this magic happen, your files need to be shared with OpenAI for up to a month. Dropbox swears it’s only when you summon the AI features, and the data gets the boot after 30 days. The company’s CEO, Drew Houston, took to X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) to soothe the ruffled feathers. He laid it out plain and simple: “Third-party AI services are only used when custsomers actively engage with Dropbox AI features which themselves are clearly labeled.” pic.twitter.com/1Zo7QOE5Fe— Drew Houston (@drewhouston) December 13, 2023 Still, some users are raising eyebrows, wondering if they just unwittingly signed up for a data-sharing pool party. If the thought of your files schmoozing with AI algorithms doesn’t sit right with you, you can thankfully turn it off. You just have to know where to look. For those of you who’d like to keep your digital treasures out of the AI limelight, here’s the scoop on how to opt out of Dropbox’s AI data-sharing “feature:” Log into your Dropbox account. Click your account icon in the top…Dropbox unveils features that shares your data with OpenAI

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