1. neonworm's Avatar
    If you use Google Hangouts with SMS support can Google read your text messages? I want to know if other people also have concerns about Google Hangouts SMS privacy.
    11-03-2013 04:15 PM
  2. gabbott's Avatar
    I wouldn't be any more concerned than when using the Google provided messaging app. At this point hangouts SMS functionality is simply as a messaging app replacement. There is no provision for message syncing or anything like that.

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    11-03-2013 04:20 PM
  3. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Technically speaking, I'm sure any carrier/service provider can read messages sent to and from the device, if they really wanted to. I don't think it's an issue to worry about.
    11-03-2013 04:47 PM
  4. gone down south's Avatar
    They can scan for keywords and deliver more relevant ads, but no person is reading your messages.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-03-2013 07:04 PM
  5. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    Apple could, Google could, all the carriers could. I trust Google more then the carriers in the US.

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    11-03-2013 07:21 PM
  6. gabbott's Avatar
    Google has had access to my SMS for years since I've been a Google voice user. I'm fine with it from a privacy point of view.

    I'm a gmail user too with many accounts attached it. They've never hidden the fact that they use keywords to give me targeted based advertising. Apart from that I don't believe they use the data for anything other than that.

    If one uses any Google services you need to understand that and agree with it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-03-2013 08:15 PM
  7. _X_'s Avatar
    The answer is yes, and the answer to the question you didn't ask is yes the carriers and the NSA can also read your emails.
    11-03-2013 09:21 PM

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