Google GMail and privacy concerns.

This is an interesting read. I bet Google finds a way to let users permanently delete their messages.

Thanks Gray

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5 Responses to Google GMail and privacy concerns.

  1. Josh says:

    I figure if they warn you about those things and you agree to them up front, no big deal. Seems silly to get the law involved.

  2. Derek Lidbom says:

    Evidently not allowing a user to have complete control over their messages violates some laws in Europe. Laws are always involved…stuff either breaks them or doesn’t.

  3. Scott says:

    The groups charged, among other things, that scanning e-mail for ad placement poses unnecessary risks of misuse and that the system sets “potentially dangerous precedents and establishes reduced expectations of privacy” in e-mails.

    -Better than increased expectations of privacy in email, IMHO. These are the people that don’t realize that their sys admin can read their messages at work.
    That said, I don’t like the ad idea, but hey it’s a junk load of storage space, and Google’s not a charity.

  4. I was surprised to see that Europe was all worried. This very topic has gotten me thinking the past two weeks about how obsessed we are with privacy. Ithink that 1000gb is a fair trade to have Google’s computers read my email. Besides, if you are submitting sensitive information from/to a web-based email account, you don’t deserve privacy anyhow. But I guess my greater questions is just, why are we so obsessed with privacy in this (and I guess Northern European) culture?

  5. Chris Barr says:

    Google doesn’t offer a “true” 1GB service, it’s 1000MB, while 1024MB is actually 1GB. offers the true 1GB e-mail, 100MB of webspace and 250MB of space for upload into the gallery (plus some other stuff).

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