Eden says that his wife uses Google Calendar as a reminder service and put in a note to ask her boss for a raise. When she entered his email address in the reminder, he was invited to the event. It had to be a bit awkward to get that invite for the boss and for her.
Google has acknowledged the bug and says that it is working to fix the issue. Unfortunately for Eden, Google says that since the bug has nothing to do with security, it isn't eligible for the Google Bug Bounty program.
Google says the solution for this for now is to not put email addresses in your Calendar events. “There aretwo main risks here – the user could expose her private Gmail account and associated Google+ data, and she could alsoreveal her private thoughts and feelings,” Eden wrote in his blog. “Google really needs to work harder at protecting the privacy of its users.”
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