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Google admits just how much it scans our Gmail

16
Apr
2014

Even though Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign against Google might have been a flop, it did raise some legitimate questions on behalf of users who might not be comfortable with Google’s algorithms scanning their private emails for frequently used keywords that it would use to sell more targeted ads. The Guardian brings us word that Google has issued an update to its Gmail terms of service where it explicitly lays out how it scans your emails and how it uses the data it gathers from them. As The Guardian tells it, Google now acknowledges that it “scans the content of emails stored on Google’s servers as well as those being sent and received by any Google email account, a practice that has seen

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