Google Scans Gmail

by Larry Emmott on September 9, 2013

in Security

From AP:

Google’s attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people’s Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice…

…he said it’s “inconceivable” that someone using a Gmail account would not be aware that the information in their email would be known to Google.

Google has repeatedly described how it targets its advertising based on words that show up in Gmail messages. For example, the company says if someone has received a lot of messages about photography or cameras then it might display an advertisement from a local camera store…

News from The Associated Press.

Really? Did you know Google scans all your Gmail account e-mails? Once again a reminder that free accounts like Gmail or Hotmail are not secure and should not be used to exchange HIPAA protected patient information.

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