A number of Google users who accessed the “Download Your Data” tool via Takeout between October 30, 2019 and April 7, 2020 were probably surprised to receive an email saying that their data had been inadvertently sent to another Google user.

“We are writing to let you know that we recently found a technical issue with our ‘Google Translator Toolkit,’ a product we shut down in 2019,” the email from Google began. As reported by Slator last fall, Google Translator Toolkit, or GTT, was discontinued from December 2019. A cloud-based translation productivity (aka CAT) tool, GTT was likely shelved during the periodic clean-up of products that have been in maintenance-only mode for some time.

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