GOOGLE says GMAIL not PRIVATE

DennisOS2

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GOOGLE testified this week that users having GMAIL accounts should NOT have any expectation of privacy. GOOGLE went farther saying that they will give emails to "third parties". Notice, GOOGLE did not say advertisers, vendors, business partners, but rather third parties. I would ask our illustrious site admins to use their massive powers./ resources to dig into this and report on this. So .......... what about the other freebie offerings in Android (players, GOOGLE+, etc.) and by GOOGLE ..... anything offered by GOOGLE. Is GOOGLE just an arm of the government? Yes, yes we don't need the lectures regarding privacy statements/policies or about the other companies. And, yes, GOOGLE sent out statements to users related to changes in policy. So? Those with intrusive policies bank on people never reading those long statements of legalese. And people are concerned about the NSA?
 

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You should read the Terms of Service. I admit, I have not. It wouldn't shock me to read in there that you are never guaranteed any express privacy. Really, the way Google Now works in conjunction with GMail for tracking of packages and flight details we shouldn't have an expectation.
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Google didn't say you have no right to privacy, they said that the contents of emails sent through Gmail would be indexed and machine-searchable.
No-one is sitting in Mountain View reading your emails.
 

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As stated in OP ......... FtF testimony this week.

Please read the article I posted that explains that some of these blogs have made a story by misconstruing quotes.

It's fine to be concerned about privacy but these new articles misquoting Google in a lawsuit offer nothing more than trying to sensationalize.

It's been known and has been in their terms of service that they use email for targeted marketing. Nothing new has been brought to light by these new articles or this lawsuit.

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It wouldn't shock me to read in there that you are never guaranteed any express privacy
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I thought this was uncovered long ago?

It was. I'm not sure when, but awhile ago (maybe last summer?) Google revised it's Privacy Policy to make it more clear what people were signing up for.

It's hilarious, if you ask me. If you've ever connected to the internet, then you've forgone a certain level of privacy. Period. For the people (cough.. cough.. DennisOS2..) making a big deal out of this, I challenge you to get rid of all of your internet devices and see how much more secure you actually feel.