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Web users had noticed that some voice recordings and transcripts of conversations were showing up in Google search results. One poster on Google's support forum said the blunder appeared to be "a serious breach of privacy which is alarming at best".
"We can certainly understand people would want to make their voicemails public on their own sites, but not necessarily searchable directly outside of their own website," said Google in a statement. "We made a change to prevent these voicemails from being crawled so their content will not be indexed."
"We made a change to prevent these voicemails from being crawled so their content will not be indexed."
One other glitch and everything might be published.
when people are under the illusion the voicemail would be private.
Anybody that leaves a voicemail should not expect it to be private. It's a new world. If you don't want it public - shut up. Don't say it, don't write it down - don't even think it.
I love email because people are so stupid about what they do and do not say. It really helps hold people accountable; very inconvenient for an extraordinary percentage of supposedly intelligent people. Make a promise and break it? Make a claim and later deny it if circumstances make that inconvenient? There will be an attitude adjustment or there will be a problem.
The stupidest people of all are those that get upset over something (and usually wrong) and then pop-off a voicemail or email while still insane. I've got a special folder for the all-time champions. LOL
The stupidest people of all are those that get upset over something (and usually wrong) and then pop-off a voicemail or email while still insane
As Blackwell said, if you expect privacy, keep it to yourself.
If it's enough to get me worked up, I wait a minimum of 2 hours before replying. My replies are usually much calmer and far wittier than they would have been had I just popped off like I wanted to
It's only private until a Judge wants to see it.
[edited by: engine at 10:34 am (utc) on Oct. 21, 2009]
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