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Gopher Buddy Service
This service is used by the Gopher Buddy Chrome extension for recommending Chrome OS version updates and managed Chromebook environments.
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The Gopher Buddy Service is a partner API to the Gopher Buddy extension that must be enabled on a G Suite Domain before the Gopher Buddy Extension can work.  This service is responsible for performing the device version and user lookups required for the Gopher Buddy Extension to function. 

The Gopher Buddy Chrome Extension partners with the Chrome Gopher Add-on to boost your fleet’s OS health and offers high-resolution usage history and network IP reporting on Chrome devices, as well as a handy way for students and staff to access key device info.

Gopher Buddy:

1) Extends the reporting powers of the Chrome Gopher Add-on for Sheets to include user sessions that capture username, local & public IP address, start time, and session duration in minutes.

2) Gives logged-in G Suite users permission-based access to recent session info and device metadata like SN and Asset ID from the logged-in context.

3) Nudges users to help prevent Chrome devices from falling more than 3 version behind in their OS updates.

How does it work?

In order to gain these new powers, the Gopher Buddy extension must interact with the Gopher Buddy Service, an Amplified Labs hosted API that must be installed and authorized by a G Suite administrator and have a valid trial or paid license.    The Gopher Buddy Service is responsible for looking up Chrome OS version (depends on device model) and looking up and logging and storing user session details in an external datastore.

NOTE: Gopher Buddy is a ***PAID SERVICE*** bundled as a part of our Chrome Gopher Premium, Gopher Pack, and Labs Unlimited offerings. See https://labs.amplifiedit.com/gopher-buddy
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
April 17, 2019
This is spyware plain and simple. It's marketed as a way to manage the Chromebooks on your network, and update them easily, but let's get this straight. That's not all it does. Similar to how people don't read the Privacy Policy of products they buy, the administrators at my school didn't read the full permissions of this extension. This extension gives the full record to the administrators of every ip address you've ever visited and the one you're currently connected to. This allows the administrators to block IPs that one is connected to. Dox students, and blatantly violates basic privacy standards
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
April 17, 2019
stop spying on me you asshats
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
April 10, 2019
this extension invades our privacy and would be stolen easily
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
April 9, 2019
This is a corrupted extension similar to autocracy, corruption, and plutocracy. This is a spyware extension. This is invading your space, property, and freedom!!!! I feel I was stalked. This is like a virus but worse. This can't happen and this is new!!
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
April 1, 2019
All of this data being collected and force intstalled into people computers is crazy. Its dumb easy to grab this info from schools and companys.
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
April 1, 2019
Why can't I select zero stars?
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
March 28, 2019
I didn't chose to put a gopher that can go away. I think they are scammers. GO AWAY GOPHER BUDDY. I think calling the police is a pretty good idea but I am not sure...
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
March 27, 2019
Why you put this on us?
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
March 18, 2019
this suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks! i cant uninstall it and i really dont want it
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
March 18, 2019
why does this exist, it can't even be uninstalled without a lengthy process. A complete scam
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