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        Da Boss

        You might be sharing private events on Google Calendar without realizing it – here’s how to fix that

        By David Ruddock | Jun 15, 2018

        Google Calendar … a tool many of us probably rely on every day to manage our lives, our work, and all the things we’d forget if our phones didn’t remind us to do them.

        Google Calendar has, then, also become a repository of highly personal information about us – our doctor appointments, our social plans, our whereabouts in general, and more. And because of that, giving a loved one or a close business associate access to our calendar only makes sense, right? After all, you want your spouse to be able to put dinner plans in your calendar or your coworker to be able to edit the location of a meeting if it should change at the last minute.

        Unfortunately, sharing these permissions with people on your calendar could be doing something you weren’t aware of: making your private events visible to those people. And that could be giving them more information than you want. (Or, like Artem, who spotted this, have your birthday surprises ruined.)

        It’s not immediately intuitive that Google Calendar would work this way, but it does, and you should probably be aware – here’s the basic rundown.

        Read the full article here

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