Friday, February 8, 2013

Is your email at gmail really private and confidential? The short answer is ^#@%^ No.


Is your email at gmail really private and confidential? The short answer is ^#@%^ No.
Is your email at gmail really private and confidential? The short answer is ^#@%^ No.

It's no secret that Google goes through every Gmail that’s sent or received, looking for keywords so they can target Gmail users with paid ads.  Before you ask, there is no way to opt of this this. So, yes, gmail is scanning every email you send and receive. 

Although I haven't read it, they are probably selling that information to other companies but I need to do some more research. It's the same ole rule, follow the money.

Here are some recent quotes from Google's Exec Chairman Eric Schmidt....

"... if you have something you don't want anyone to know about then you shouldn't be doing it anyway."

"We don't need you to type. we know where you are, with your permission. We know where you have been, with your permission. We can - more or less - know what you are thinking about."

According to data from a survey by Mozaic group published on the Scroogled micro-site, 71 per cent of people don't know that Gmail and some email services scan the texts of the messages they send and receive to target advertising. 

That same survey showed that 87 per cent of Gmail users feel that using the content of their messages in this was is 'an invasion of their privacy. And if you’re not a Gmail user but have at some point sent an email to someone that uses Gmail, Google has scanned your message, extracted keywords, and used that data to serve ads to the recipient of your email.




Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2275739/Microsoft-lays-Google-invading-Gmail-users-privacy-scanning-contents-emails-target-personalised-adverts.html#ixzz2KLUQGSGM 

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