You are being brain-drained.

How AI companies silently change policies on your work.

Michal Malewicz
5 min readMay 20, 2024

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AI permissions in an app

Slack joined a growing group of companies that feed YOUR private data to AI models.

They did it quietly — almost in the middle of the night — by just changing their terms and conditions.

Your work and/or activity is being parsed on a massive scale — often by your favorite apps you use daily — like Figma.

In case of Slack it means, that all that NDA protected stuff in your private slacks, your client work, company secrets, financial reports and more, are all being sent to an AI to “learn” from it.

But hey, there’s good news!

You CAN opt out of this!

Of course the right way would be to Opt In instead of out and features like that should never be enabled by default. But at least they’re letting you to just click a button in the settings and …

Of course not. That would be too easy.

The way to opt out is by SENDING AN EMAIL to feedback@slack.com

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