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Remove fake file activity when not logged in

Remove fake file activity when not logged in

Helpful | Level 6

After I upload a file to Dropbox for others to download, the recipients (without Dropbox accounts) open the link and see, under “Activity”: “Patricia Johnson downloaded this file” and “Anthony Abate viewed this file”:

Dropbox-fake-activity.jpg

Apparently, this is supposed to be just an example of what file activity would look like if one were signed in to the account. However, it’s not obvious that this is the case, and has (understandably) caused concern for those who believe their privacy has been breached.

Please remove this “feature”.

4 Comments
New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

We sent a client private files and they were very upset to see someone they didn't know had downloaded their files. This 'feature' is going to get someone sued.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Very concerned about this also. Please remove. (And thank you original poster!)

Explorer | Level 4

A client just messaged me asking me who Patricia Johnson and Anthony Abate were and why they had viewed/downloaded the video files. I had to send my client the explanation from Dropbox. This is very confusing for people who receive links to files we share with them. Please remove this or clarify it. Thank you!

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

ola

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