Gmail Reveals the Names of All Users

Didn’t Google used to say things like “Don’t be evil”? Perhaps, now, the more appropriate recommendation would be: just don’t make it easy for the rest of the world to use your technology and software to be evil.

“Have you ever wanted to know the name of Now you can. Through a bug in Google calendars the names of all registered Gmail accounts are now readily available. All you need to find out the names of any gmail address is a Google calendar account yourself. Depending on your view this ranges from a harmless “feature” to a rather serious privacy violation. According to some reports, spammers are already exploiting this “feature”/bug to send personalized spam messages.”

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