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Re: Gmail and accessibility


From: Phil Teare
Date: Sep 18, 2007 12:50PM

True re the other stuff. But with regards to gmail, they don't store much
more personal info than the emails, and all email services do this. Its
aruguable that https web clients (such as Gmail) are better for those
concerned with privacy as your emails aren't stored on your non secure
desktop as well as the requisite remote storing.

But the access issues are more important in here I guess...


On 18/09/2007, Hausler,Jesse < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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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> I won't use gmail for a variety of reasons including privacy concerns.
> How so?
> Chrs
> Phil
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