Bug exposes corporate data in Google Docs

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San Francisco, Mar 10: Search engine giant Google Inc confirmed that a software bug exposed private and confidential documents in its online Docs application service to wrong people. Sources suggest that the problem affected only .05 pc of the digital documents at a Google Docs service that provides text-handling programmes as services on the Internet.

Jennifer Mazzon, Google Docs Product Manager in a message in the website said, "We've identified and fixed a bug where a very small percentage of users shared some of their documents inadvertently." The bug mainly affected the document owner or collaborator who selected multiple documents and then changed the sharing permissions. Google said spreadsheets were not affected.

Recently people using Google Mail (G-mail) suffered an outage for several hours, raising question about the wisdom of keeping so much data 'in the cloud'.

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