Updated at 10 p.m. PT with comments from Google.
A researcher has found that Google's JotSpot service, which allows people to collaborate on online documents, exposes user names and e-mail addresses to anyone on the Internet, but Google says the problem is due to administrator users not making the settings private.
As a result, sensitive user data is indexed by Google's crawler and made accessible on the Web, said Ben Edelman, a Harvard Business School professor and security researcher.
"This is not a security issue," a Google spokesman said in an e-mail. "The information … Read more