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Google Gawking at Gmail

Some may think this newsletter spends too much time talking about Google, and maybe that's true. But Google is encroaching on more and more aspects of our lives and at the same time becoming more and more of an alternative to Microsoft.

But my main concern is privacy, and here is where I fear Google is far from sincere.

Angela Levin, a commentator for The Daily Mail was a Gmail fan until she realized Google robots were reading her mail, gathering keywords and selling them to advertisers. After writing his lawyer about a sensitive issue, Gmail suddenly started serving up ads for every kind of jurist.

Levin has since switched back to Outlook.

Do you mind Google reading your mail and targeting ads based on the content? Yays and nays equally welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/13/2010 at 1:18 PM


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