Snippet: Google to Analyze All Sent and Received Items in Gmail ☇

Shared on April 15, 2014

Casey Johnston for Ars Technica:

Google added a paragraph to its terms of service as of Monday to tell customers that, yes, it does scan e-mail content for advertising and customized search results, among other reasons. The change comes as Google undergoes a lawsuit over its e-mail scanning, with the plaintiffs complaining that Google violated their privacy.

Google should have been up front about this from the beginning, and being reactionary because of an ongoing lawsuit makes this just a bit worse.

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