Monday, January 02, 2012

Do You Use GMail? Careful!!


...When one subscribes to Google’s Gmail services, one enables Google to undertake "content extraction" monitoring of key words and concepts on all incoming and outgoing e-mails. Google, which controls an estimated 70 percent of online advertising, monitors e-mail in order to target the advertising to the user.

However, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Gmail violates the privacy rights of nonsubscribers. Google neither warns nonsubscribers of the monitoring, nor seeks their consent. EPIC warns that Gmail may violate Fourth Amendment legitimate expectation of privacy.

Google Voice service is also subject to similar content extraction monitoring.

There's no such thing as "free," folks.

HT:  BigPic

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Finally I Dumped gmail today after I read These articles.