Google Translate is a security risk.

Lots of articles out there about why it’s not safe to translate sensitive internal business documents using Google Translate.  Most of these articles discuss accuracy and confidentiality.  But Google translate is also dangerous because it acts as a proxy by design, making it a security issue.  That means you can plug in a URL in any language, including English and Google will display the contents of the site.  This undermines any corporate security measures put in place to keep employees away from blocked or compromised sites.  The answer is a translation service from Google or a competitor built for business.  This would allow for administrative logins to manage what sites can be translated and monitoring of what documents are uploaded for translation.   It’s also a revenue generator for the first service to come up with administrative translation control.

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