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GMail Reading Your Email

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by P.V., Jul 3, 2012.

    Jul 3, 2012
  1. P.V.

    P.V. Senior Member webmeister

    Make money!
    Turn around...
    Hit the news today in the U.S., Google computers are reading your GMail.com emails.

    Google advises it's just computers and not humans. :rolleyes:

    I've posted a video, not sure about their conclusion though, at the end they seem to be ok with it. :confused:

    I think I'll close my GMail account as I don't feel good about this personally.

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  2. Jul 3, 2012
  3. conker

    conker Senior Member CAG MM webmeister

    Jeez, they have been doing that for years. Hence why if you start emailing a friend about a holiday all of a sudden you get ads for travel insurance and hotels. It's the trade off for free email and almost no spam.

    What are the alternatives?

    Hotmail - spam mountain and easily hacked
    Yahoo - meh!
    Your ISP - charge, need outlook or similar to run.
  4. Jul 3, 2012
  5. P.V.

    P.V. Senior Member webmeister

    Make money!
    Turn around...
    First I've heard of it, just letting the ones that didn't know, like myself. :thumbsup:
  6. Jul 3, 2012
  7. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    When you're getting something for free, you almost have to expect your data being compromised somehow - and I wouldn't put it beyond Google or Yahoo etc to be reading emails. It's their domain, so I'm figuring it's their property.

    That said, it's mind-numbing easy to create your own domain. yourname.com or whatever - with this, one is given enough email accounts for the entire family and then some. The domain can cost as little as $15-20 per year with hosting cost about the same per month. Godaddy host sites for as little as $5 per month.

    I would never trust gmail, yahoo, hotmail for keeping mails secure.
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