dstiles - 8:31 pm on Oct 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've been worried about that for some time. I've never used gmail and use virtually no G services now, but a few of my customers use gmail explicitly and I sometimes have to send them sensitive details, which I'm sure G "reads".
A step further: here in the UK a popular ISP, NTL, use mail servers apparently operated by G (the mail HELO claims to be G). I suspect they "intercept and read" mail but I have no evidence beyond extreme distrust of G to back it up and I doubt that NTL have true knowledge of what happens.