-- Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
---- Google admits Gmail lack of privacy
jamesMP - 8:28 am on Aug 15, 2013 (gmt 0)
While I haven't read the whole article and these "headline" quotes *could* have been taken out of context, it does just seem plain wrong. Surely this is the equivalent of (say) the Royal Mail opening my post en-route and then the postman saying, as (s)he hands over my mail, "I see from your bank statement the funds in your current account are running a little low - here's details of a payday loan company [which we don't endorse/vet but accept payment from]..."
Google uses the content of the email messages ... for its own benefit ... unrelated to the service of email
I realise that what they're doing is probably covered by G.'s T&C's (which they probably rely on no-one reading), but what about a non-gmail user who sends an email to a gmail account? They didn't sign up to and T&C's and yet their private correspondence is now the property(?) of G.