I am curious as to how my private yahoo group file ended up being publicly searchable. I have read the comments in Yahoo Answers and all you do is say that you will take the file down, but there is no explanation as to how the file was made public in the first place. I am now very skeptical about posting anything secure in the group. Please let me know how and why yahoo makes private files public. Thank you.
The file I need deleted asap is http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/25345313/794199837/name/Three
Well, posting the link to the file in a public forum like this is one way it could have become searchable!
Likewise if the file was an attachment to a message and someone posted the message to a public forum.
The links to attached files are supposed to work for members that are not signed in (including members that have no Yahoo account), but they shouldn't be discovered by search engines unless some recipient posts the message or just the link in a public place.
The same happens to me! This is completely absurd for Yahoo to let it happen