SCF Advanced Search

  • Total Posts: 40945
  • Total Topics: 14653
  • Online Today: 770
  • Online Ever: 51419
  • (01. January 2010., 10:27:49)

Author Topic: Google change TOS document and admit that it "analyze" Gmail content!  (Read 2233 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • SCF Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7528
  • KARMA: 322
  • Gender: Male
  • Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • - Samker's Computer Forum

Google's system of scanning the email content of its Gmail users, in order to generate targeted ads, has been controversial ever since the company launched the service just over 10 years ago:,8981.0.html
On Monday, Google added a paragraph in its Terms of Service that attempts to better explain how its software scans content from its users.

The new TOS document puts the new paragraph in the "Your Content in our Services" section:

It states:

"Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored."

CNET reports that, according to a statement from a Google spokesperson, "Today's changes will give people even greater clarity and are based on feedback we've received over the last few months." However, that likely won't stop the complaints of many privacy advocates, who believe Google's Gmail scanning polices amount to illegal wiretapping of their users. Google's defense, at least so far, has been that Gmail users have to accept those kinds of features when they sign up to use the service.

Microsoft has attacked Gmail on a number of occasions, including a rather funny video released a few years ago called "Gmail Man" that parodies how a "real" Gmail mailman might go through a person's letters:


Samker's Computer Forum -


  • SCF VIP Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3611
  • KARMA: 157
  • Gender: Female
so nothing changed, right?
More information about bitcoin, altcoin & crypto in general? GO TO

Cuisvis hominis est errare, nullius nisi insipientis in errore persevare... So why not get the real SCForum employees to help YOUR troubled computer!!! SCF Remote PC Assist


  • SCF Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 879
  • KARMA: 121
  • Gender: Male
Nope, they just made that clear

Samker's Computer Forum -


With Quick-Reply you can write a post when viewing a topic without loading a new page. You can still use bulletin board code and smileys as you would in a normal post.

Name: Email:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
Second Anti-Bot trap, type or simply copy-paste below (only the red letters)

Enter your email address to receive daily email with ' - Samker's Computer Forum' newest content:

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Advertising