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Any safe way to use Share Link via iCloud?

138 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 27, 2013 2:07 AM by azamino RSS
Magnus Lewan Level 4 Level 4 (3,655 points)
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Oct 27, 2013 1:17 AM

I tried the Share Link via iCloud function. It gave me the option to email a link to the current document. I opened the link on a PC and could update the document freely without any log in.


Assume that I use this method to share a funny joke with my daughter. She sends the link to everyone in her class. One of her classmates updates the document with indecent pictures, one with vulgar language, one with terrorist propaganda and one with praise of Brussels sprouts, none of which I necessarily agree with and some of which may interest the police.


I cannot find any way of restricting the updates to just select people, and I cannot see how one could trace the people who made updates. The only way to stop sharing seems to be to delete the document.


What is it I'm missing here? Is this a risk one has to live with for all shared documents?


Disclaimer: I shared the doc via Pages for iOS, but I assume this kind of functionality would be identical on the Mac OS X version.

  • azamino Level 4 Level 4 (1,615 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 2:07 AM (in response to Magnus Lewan)



    i understand your thinking.


    but i think this way:


    apple has created 1 way to let others see the document as you send it.

    by sending the copy as is, by email, iMessage, etc.


    apple has also separately created a way for users to jointly edit documents.

    wanting / expecting others to make changes is what is wanted.


    maybe the only unfortunate thing is that apple used the word "Share" for both.


    ps: you can stop sharing jointly editable documents by turning off sharing for the editable document. this does not delete the document, just makes it unavailable for joint editing.




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