|Strangers are requesting access to documents that have never been shared||rachel.otherworlds||5/24/10 7:13 AM|
On two different occasions I've gotten notices from google that strangers are requesting access to documents I have stored on google docs. On both occasions, these were documents sent to me as attachments, which I then opened and edited in google docs, but which were never shared with anyone. How would these people know about these documents in order to request access to them? The first time this happened I got five or six emails from strangers requesting access. This time it has been one person so far, but to a different document. I'm concerned about the privacy of the documents I have stored on google docs.
|Re: Strangers are requesting access to documents that have never been shared||ahab||5/24/10 7:59 AM|
Reportedly this can happen when such a document contains links to other websites. If such websites make use of e.g. Google Analytics the document the link was in is reported to the owners of such websites as the referring web page. This makes the URL of the document known, but this does not - unless you shared the document in such a way that anyone can access it without the need to sign in - give access to the document. Hence the requests you are seeing.