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Hidden Google Docs danger

Hidden Google Docs danger
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Google Docs is an easy-to-use document platform that lets you create and share documents right through your Web browser without having to purchase software like Microsoft Word. But, are those documents safe? A new Google Chrome extension could let anyone see your entire Google Docs revision history, even if they don't have editing permission on the document.

Since May 2010, any document created with Google Docs has automatically contained a detailed history of revisions.

Normally, only users with editing permission can see your revision history on a document. You can give another user editing permission using the blue "Share" box in the upper right corner of the document screen. You can share with another person by entering their email address and selecting "Can Edit," "Can Comment" or "Can View."

But, with the Draftback extension, anyone can look at your revisions, regardless of the permissions you granted them. That means a prospective employer could potentially see edits or fibs on resume you sent to them.

Next page: Find out how to protect your Google Docs
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