08 Sep Translate.com Found to Have Been Exposing Sensitive Data
Earlier this week, a report by the Norwegian news agency NRK revealed that information typed into online translation service Translate.com can easily be found via a web search.
Seen as a “massive” privacy breach by a number of experts, language company Slator says that by simply doing a two-step Google search, they have discovered a variety of sensitive information, ranging from email exchanges, payment notices, termination letters and the like, some even including full names, emails and phone numbers.
When asked to comment about the issue, Translate.com said all text sent to them will be stated openly to improve translation quality.
A number of companies has since blocked the website after learning about the issue.