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Google is not throwing out Gmail privacy

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Aug 2013, 21:46

We've gotten a number of e-mails from readers who, like many others, have misinterpreted a quote that has been taken out of context from Google's recent summary motion to dismiss statement in a class-action lawsuit. Taken out of context, the quote says that Gmail users have "no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties"...

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posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:54 1

1. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Google is a giant company. With all their changes and actions in the past few years, it's very hard to even trust google with sensitive info.

Maybe google should actually clarify what they mean and not mislead users. People care about their privacy and how their data is being used.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:55

2. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

And by clarify I mean make said comment more clear. People do have the right to know how their personal data is being used.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:58 9

3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

It is all laid out extremely clearly in Google's privacy policy:http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 05:06 1

4. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

it is not that google forwards your messages but the fact that they datamine every personal and private details like like your name, email address, telephone number or credit card and sell it for ad revenue

"We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Google if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Google, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services."

they believe that because you use their service and upload information to their servers that gives them the rights to the contents

most people object to this

just because something is legal doesn't make it right

remember...slavery, segregation, torture and indefinite detention were also legal

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 07:46 1

5. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

This hold true for pretty much every company now a days...datamining....Its sickening. Did you know since windows XP, every version of Windows has datamining software BUILT INTO IT? But unfortunately everywhere does it, and is allowed to, because they keep it "anonymous". So, pretty much, the dont get my name, or EXACT address (probably down to street), but everything else is open. As far as any company I trust with it, i trust google the most.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 08:48

6. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

I think you may have missed a phrase: "we may share aggregated, *Non-Personally Identifiable Information*..."

That means no name, no address, no e-mail, no credit card number or anything else. Just general info like that there is a male in New York who likes pizza and searches for OxyClean a lot who takes the subway from Brooklyn to mid-town every day.

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