Google wants to read your emails

September 6, 2013

emailGoogle attorneys argued Thursday that the company needs to systematically read every email sent through its mail system. [Fox]

In court documents, Google argues that “all users of email must necessarily expect that their emails will be subject to automated processing.”

Privacy advocates argue that scanning emails isn’t technically necessary.

“They’re also collecting information about their users for other purposes,” Consumer Watchdog president Jamie Court told Fox. He and other privacy advocates argue that e-mail scanning isn’t technically necessary — only fiscally.

“It’s not just for spam [filtering]. It’s clearly for advertising,” he said.

The class action lawsuit says Google “unlawfully opens up, reads, and acquires the content of people’s private email messages” in violation of California’s privacy laws and federal wiretapping statutes.

 


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3 Comments

  1. Rambunctious says:

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  2. danika says:

    “NEEDS to” ???

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    • zaphod says:

      They gave you (I was invited) a free Email with a ton of storage!!!!! , robots scan the sent mail for keywords for advertising, the recipient sees small text adds as a sidebar to the original message. BFD.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Google restored my hope for humanity(open source), checks my spelling lets me talk to my family via video chat lets me use an answering service and gave me a number whereby anyone can contact me from anywhere for free,they even allow me to turn off off the adds if I want . Google has done NO HARM>
      now please tell, what has FOX done for you lately? HUH ???

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