Concerning a school district which misconfigured its web server and wound up posting student social security numbers for all — including Google’s spiders — to see, Gartner’s Avivah Litan weighs in:
They say the Internet is free and open, and you can’t stop them,” Litan said. “But they ought to scrutinize some of the content and, at least, send a warning to Web sites that they’re exposing this information.
Google doesn’t honor
robots.txt? Wow. Gartner really does know something everyone else doesn’t.