Google Gmail privacy concerns

admin

Administrator
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Google Gmail is getting a lot of bad press lately due to privacy concerns, it`s come to light that Google Gmail is scanning your private emails to pick certain keywords and deliver ads relating to the those keywords.

Google goes through every Gmail that's sent or received, looking for keywords so they can target Gmail users with paid ads. And there's no way to opt out of this invasion of your privacy.

Source: http://www.keepyouremailprivate.com/

What are your thoughts on this?
 

admin

Administrator
Staff member
I don`t use Gmail for email, I use my own private email and Hotmail for non important stuff which are likely to spam the shit out of me.
 

GigaGreg

Moderator
Staff member
Yeah, I ocasionaly use hotmail, prefer yahoo because they doesn't spam much with lots of things.
 

Genesis

Administrator
OK thanks Chris. I've found the protest link. I've protested!
:diablo::diablo::diablo::aggressive::aggressive::aggressive::bomb::bomb::bomb:
 

Genesis

Administrator
I don't think one could have 100% privacy anywhere, particularly on the Internet. But that doesn't excuse openly checking through e-mails either. That's just simply wrong. And Google knows it. I'm sure it made a conscious decision somewhere, knowing people will be up in arms about it, that they're willing to pay that price (as collateral damage) in return for what they're getting out of it. As long as Google is as big and powerful as it is (and we're the ones who are responsible for allowing it to get as big as it has become), we'll always be the victims. Microsoft has done something similar to the industry for years and years, with the odd court case here and there, which I'm sure were written off by Microsoft as collateral damage too.