Skip to comments.Google Will No Longer Scan Gmail for Ad Targeting
Posted on 06/23/2017 5:09:31 PM PDT by Innovative
Google plans to abandon its longstanding practice of scanning user email in its Gmail service to serve targeted advertising.
Google said it does not scan the email of paying corporate customers of its G Suite of services, but it made the policy change announced in a company blog post on Friday on its free consumer version to eliminate confusion and create one uniform policy toward Gmail.
As it builds its Google Cloud business for selling internet infrastructure and services to corporate customers, Google is trying to ease concerns that it will use data from corporate customers to help its mainstay advertising business.
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Good, I won’t have to embed things like “Hillary blow-up doll” in my Gmail any more!
The NSA, CIA, and FBI will be providing off-setting revenue.
They already pay Google for managing HIPAA and a few other things...
Yeah. And I can sell anyone interested the Brooklyn Bridge...
Oh? What will they be scanning for?
Now if Comcast would stop using what you say around their voice controlled remote...
I have had ads relevant to my conversation pop up on the screen... Me:”I wish we had a good pizza shop around here” — the screen: “Looking for a pizza shop?”. It happened enough for the remote to go in the trash.
I saw Jon Pajama Boi Ossoff described as a “blow-up candidate.”
Good email service !
Not sure I’d want my e-mail going thru Switzerland servers.....How long have you used it?
About 14 months thus far ..... lots of travel , the encryption is good , meets my needs, never a problem. CH is pretty good place for legal, above board, day to day ..... VPN’s, E-Mail .....
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