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Confidential emails stored on their servers using their free service? If it is confidential you shouldn't be using email at all let alone a web based free one.

I use Hotmail.com. Facebook, Twitter and now Gmail are off my bookmarks tab.

You know, you have a point. I was WAY out of line there. Banks should adopt this business model also. It would really boost their revenue streams.
    
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I don't see any issue here.

All the media has done here is blow it out of proportion for the ignorant to believe it's more than what it really is.
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"Those who would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

i dont think this is an essential liberty.
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Well, here's one of my concerns.

Google.com is taking your information and passing it on to third party advertisers. Now here's the issue.

Google is extremely secure and my information is most probably safe living on one of their servers. In addition, i've consented to using their system. The third party ad companies are another story. Do you have any idea how widespread identity theft is amongst a zoo of other fraudulent actions like credit card theft? I wouldn't trust my stuff with any company I haven't personally agreed to have store my stuff.

The internet in general needs to be a little more secure, but at this rate, I don't see that ever becoming a reality.
    
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Well, here's one of my concerns.
Google.com is taking your information and passing it on to third party advertisers. Now here's the issue.
Google is extremely secure and my information is most probably safe living on one of their servers. In addition, i've consented to using their system. The third party ad companies are another story. Do you have any idea how widespread identity theft is amongst a zoo of other fraudulent actions like credit card theft? I wouldn't trust my stuff with any company I haven't personally agreed to have store my stuff.
The internet in general needs to be a little more secure, but at this rate, I don't see that ever becoming a reality.

Google is the one controlling what you see in the ads, I haven't seen specific evidence of them passing private information on to third parties. If anything, they are doing you a favor by showing you what may pertain to your interests. If you don't like the ads, then there are methods to deal with them.
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They scan your confidential emails, contact lists etc... and use that information to create targeted advertising....
..As if ads weren't annoying enough. Now they'll be telling me how to do my network security chapter 8 homework problems or something...

Confidential emails?

Emails are not confidential in the least. Anyone putting sensitive information in an email is hypocritical for crying about privacy concerns. Email is very, very easily intercepted.
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post #17 of 35
if people read what the old privacy policy was this wouldnt even be news. media is twisting it to seem like this is some sudden, horrible change.
cause, you know, having your information taken from 3/4/5 different areas and allocated into one for a more streamlined service that youre already getting is such a huge issue. google was already doing this just had the information spread out, and if you thought they werent you need to step back and take a good look at things.
    
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No one is actually "reading" or has access to your emails accept you. Its keywords that their servers pick up in the text and tailors advertisements based on algorithms to you. From my understanding you are just number "289734762" and from those trends it has built a profile of that number, but no one knows who that number actually is.

This is my understanding of it anyways.
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They scan your confidential emails, contact lists etc... and use that information to create targeted advertising....
..As if ads weren't annoying enough. Now they'll be telling me how to do my network security chapter 8 homework problems or something...

Confidential emails?

Emails are not confidential in the least. Anyone putting sensitive information in an email is hypocritical for crying about privacy concerns. Email is very, very easily intercepted.

Even through HTTPS Encryption????
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Hurry everyone switch to Firefox and Open source search engines! The attack is on!
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