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Microsoft axed Docs.com search option after private files were shared publicly
26 March 2017, 5:42 pm



Docs.com, Microsoft’s site which is described as “showcase and discover Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Sway and PDF document for free,” came under fire over the weekend as Twitter users started complaining that users of the site had inadvertently shared private and sensitive information with the world.

The site had a search functionality which would allow anyone to search through millions of files. When some users had uploaded private information, they had not changed the permissions from the default setting to share content publicly. Yet after people started tweeting screenshots of sensitive information, Microsoft quietly removed the search functionality on Saturday.

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