Google has admitted to reading all the Email contents in , what it terms as to ‘to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customised
Privacy goes through the Window!
But it may be added that if you need personalized recommendations from the Service provider, I do not think there is any other option but to agree to what Google says.
Google is right.
One can not have the cake and eat it too
The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software scans users’ emails, both when messages are stored on Google’s servers and when they are in transit, a controversial practice that has been at the heart of litigation.
Users of Google’s Gmail email service have accused the company of violating federal and state privacy and wiretapping laws by scanning their messages so it could compile secret profiles and target advertising. Google has argued that users implicitly consented to its activity, recognizing it as part of the email delivery process.
Google’s updated terms of service added a paragraph stating that “our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored.”
A Google representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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