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From: Phil Teare
Date: Sep 19, 2007 10:10AM


>
> there is also the whole indexing
> question. Google uses that indexing to determine what ads to serve with
> your
> mail.


They and every other email supplier also use indexing to make sure you get
the right email. Or allow you to search your archive, or...

If you take the info Yahoo! store for a given user, you are most likely able
to make the same/similar index data from it.

I'm a bit of a G addict too, and I still like to stick up for it against
what I personaly see as paranoia. G is useful because of its data. G apps
are similarly useful for often for similar reasons. You have the option of
using psuedonyms if privacy is a serious concern, otherwise, its best
(IMO) to realise we are now a watched, recorded and scrutised species (we
certainly are in the UK anyway).

all just my $.02 as they say...



On 18/09/2007, Cheryl D Wise < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
> Those are some of them and with Google mail there is also the whole
> indexing
> question. Google uses that indexing to determine what ads to serve with
> your
> mail.
>
> To quote from http://mail.google.com/mail/help/intl/en/about.html#ads
>
> 7. Are there ads in Gmail?
>
> Yes, there are small, unobtrusive, and relevant text ads alongside your
> Gmail messages, similar to those on the side of Google search results
> pages.
> The matching of ads to content is a completely automated process performed
> by computers. No humans read your email to target the ads, and no email
> content or other personally identifiable information is ever provided to
> advertisers.
>
> Ads are never inserted into the body text of either incoming or outgoing
> Gmail messages and you won't see any pop-ups or untargeted banner ads in
> Gmail. In fact, Gmail users have even told us that they've found our ads
> to
> be interesting and even useful.
>
>
> Cheryl D Wise
> MS MVP Expression
> Foundation of Microsoft Expression Web
> http://by-expression.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hausler,Jesse
>
> 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
>
>