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2018-07-07 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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YOUR Email? Not Really.
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Gee, this was all in the T&C documents and fairly disclosed and consented to -- right?

Gmail users' private messages are sometimes read by employees at software companies, it has emerged, when the user installs certain apps and grants permission to their Google account.

Though users have to specifically agree to having their emails read when they install the apps, a report from The Wall Street Journal shows that this goes beyond software scanning the contents of email, and includes in some cases human developers reading the messages.

Of course that's clearly stated as ok and agreed to?

Why do I not think so.

Google of course loves this sort of thing, as does Facesucker.

There's never anything private in your email, right?

Tell me again about all the outrage as you buy that next "Alexa" or "Google" speaker and stick in your house where it can and does listen to absolutely everything you say.

Oh, I'm sure it will "only" be used to advertise to you.

Trust me, no company would ever lie, and if they did lie they'd be severely punished..... right?


Repeat: There is no such thing as "free".

I have my email on my own machines.  Since that's a residential connection and every retail ISP blocks that as being an email end point as do interchange carriers for spam reasons (gee, there's nothing there to investigate by the FTC, right, and what about that alleged "net neutrality" eh?) I pay $5/month to run a "cloud instance" that has a publicly-visible point for same.  Yes, it costs me $60/year.  But it's on infrastructure I control and immediately forwards to my private devices, so there is never a database of emails that can be scanned by either some allegedly "free" service nor that can be broken into said cloud provider or a hacker.  IF said email is sent encrypted then it never touches a "public" device in clear text.  Problem solved.

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