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Re: Gmail and accessibility

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From: Hausler,Jesse
Date: Sep 18, 2007 12:10PM


To address the privacy question:

I think the concerns are that the more one uses Google services, the more information they retain.

To begin with, your search queries are all logged and stored. With or without an official account, they know what IP addresses are making which requests.

Do you use google maps from home, from work?
They know where you live, where you work, who you visit, etc...

Do you use Froogle for online shopping? They know what you buy...

Use iGoogle, or google news? They know what news sites you read...

Use Gmail, Gchat? All your emails and chats are stored, and are even scoured to personalize Ad content.

It's not to say that anything is being done with all this information, but it can be scary to know that it's all set aside in a neat little package somewhere.


Some thoughts from the BBC:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6704013.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3602745.stm

Jesse
Reluctant Google Addict

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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Phil Teare
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 4:03 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail and accessibility

I won't use gmail for a variety of reasons including privacy concerns.

How so?

Chrs
Phil

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