Word Of Warning

Last Updated on: 12th July 2013, 10:02 am

If any of you are thinking about signing up for that really cool sounding new free email service that Google is offering, you might want to read
before you go pickingout the perfect address and telling all your friends to start sending all their porn and jokes there.

Just to sum things up really quickly for those who are short on time, Google is keeping your mail on file forever. After you delete it, even after you close the account, Google will have all of your email stored on it’s servers for as long as they want it. And through the use of cookies, they can link your email and your search requests together to make themselves a nice little profile on you.

Add to this that to pay for the free service, [which sounds really good on the surface before you check into it a little,] that Google will scan your mail for key words and phrases so that they can target and display relevant ads, you’ve got yourself what pretty much adds up to a privacy nightmare.

So unless you really need an entire gig of email space, you might want to stick with that Hotmail or Yahoo address you have, which now suddenly doesn’t seem so bad after all.

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