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Google Calendar bug adds others to your private events without warning

23
Jan
2014

Google Calendar users should be careful with how they name their events, or they might just end up sharing them with others. In an attempt to intelligently interpret event names, it appears that Google Calendar will also automatically invite anyone whose email address is mentioned in the title — at times doing so without notifying whoever made the entry. The biggest risk for some may be awkward situations, not security As pointed out by developer Terence Eden, who first drew attention to the strange behavior, this can lead to some awkward situations, such as when his wife entered a reminder to email her boss about asking for a raise.

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