A major privacy issue surrounding the website Translate.com has highlighted the need to be careful about which online services you use for sensitive information.
Translate.com, as its name suggests, is an online destination where anyone can translate text from one language to another.
It recently came to light that Translate has left countless private documents exposed on the Internet.
Translate.com has been used by individuals and businesses around the world to translate all varieties of documents: legal contracts, business correspondence, medical files, resumes, and more.
Many of those documents — possibly millions — have been indexed by Google and are publicly available for anyone to find.
News of this huge privacy issue first came to light earlier this month via the Norwegian agency NRK.