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#1 Forjo

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 19:29

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According to Consumer Watchdog, Google argued in a motion to dismiss the case:

 

"Just as a sender of a letter to a business colleague cannot be surprised that the recipient’s assistant opens the letter, people who use web-based email today cannot be surprised if their emails are processed by the recipient’s [email provider] in the course of delivery. Indeed, 'a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties.'"

 

 

http://news.msn.com/...-expect-privacy

 

SANTA MONICA, CA -- In a stunning admission contained in a brief filed recently in federal court, lawyers for Google said people should not expect privacy when they send messages to a Gmail account. Consumer Watchdog said today that people who care about their email correspondents’ privacy should not use the Internet giant’s service.

 

 

http://www.consumerw...people-who-care




#2 firey

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 19:31

Fine by me.. I only send illegal stuff via snail mail.. 



#3 spacer

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 19:39

Owls



#4 Snake89

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 19:40

I use carrier turtles. Slow, but secure.

Even to slow for drones to pickup. :)



#5 Growled

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 19:40

I never expect any from any online service.



#6 este

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 19:42

Sad but true reality :( :/



#7 threetonesun

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 20:01

I use carrier turtles. Slow, but secure.

 

This is funny, but it's also basically the main plot point of the original Star Wars movie. :laugh:



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 20:28

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#9 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 13:19

And people still rate GMail?

 

Also here: http://metro.co.uk/2...admits-3924247/