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URL Shortener Security - FRIGHTENING!
#1
Shocked 
If you've ever used Google's URL Shortener, you will probably have glanced over the little disclaimer "All goo.gl URLs and click analytics are public and can be accessed by anyone". 

It's not like I have state secrets to protect, but I've never actually thought someone would bother finding and opening the shortened URL I just created. Then the freakiest thing happened...

I opened a Google Sheet and set the sharing to "Anyone with the link can edit" to share with my students. I shortened the URL because it's just so much neater and easier to share. The next moment someone joined the spreadsheet before I shared it with any of my students.  Huh

I opened the chat and asked "Who is with me in this sheet?" then the anonymous person/bot left.

How freaky is that?!?!?!

So, just a little public awareness: take note there are people/bots out there opening your shortened URLs!
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#2
yikes

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Matthew Hains
Computer Applications Technology
Tech Teachers
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#3
O my words. Scary. Thanks for te share.
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