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    Google seeks to dismiss Gmail privacy lawsuit

    Google seeks to dismiss Gmail privacy lawsuit, says it has right to scan correspondence

    Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice. In court records filed in advance of a federal hearing scheduled for Thursday in San Jose, Google argues that "all users of email must necessarily expect that their emails will be subject to automated processing."
    The class action lawsuit, filed in May, says Google "unlawfully opens up, reads, and acquires the content of people's private email messages" in violation of California's privacy laws and federal wiretapping statutes. The lawsuit notes that the company even scans messages sent to any of the 425 million active Gmail users from non-Gmail users who never agreed to the company's terms.
    Google seeks to dismiss Gmail privacy lawsuit, says it has right to scan correspondence | Fox News

    In the utopia google world, you have no privacy and no rights, only their rules are the laws of the google land.

    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


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    Sounds like facebook, and every other site on the net.

    Oh, and of course governments throughout the world.

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    Google does have a right to scan GMail according to the TOS that everyone was forced to accept in March of 2012. The problem with that is very few people read a mile-long TOS and they were automatically opted in if they tried to ignore it.

    The intent of the TOS change was obviously to avoid losing law suits like this one. Way back then I said that the change was intended to cover their little asses due to their relationship with the NSA and a secret program that was spying on Americans.


    I should probably stop talking about this. There is a black helicopter hovering over my home tight now.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Google does have a right to scan GMail according to the TOS that everyone was forced to accept in March of 2012. The problem with that is very few people read a mile-long TOS and they were automatically opted in if they tried to ignore it.

    The intent of the TOS change was obviously to avoid losing law suits like this one. Way back then I said that the change was intended to cover their little asses due to their relationship with the NSA and a secret program that was spying on Americans.


    I should probably stop talking about this. There is a black helicopter hovering over my home tight now.
    The morality of this is that NOTHING is really free and EVERYTHING has a purpose
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


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    As I have said all along. Nothing that Google offers is truly free. The price you pay is the information they collect about you. Their Chrome browser is probably the worst case of spyware out there, and you could not give me an Android phone.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Their Chrome browser is probably the worst case of spyware out there
    I have Google Chrome installed on my computer. I only use it to see how a site looks in Chrome. Should I delete it?

    Sami
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami4u View Post
    I have Google Chrome installed on my computer. I only use it to see how a site looks in Chrome. Should I delete it?
    Chrome is tracking everything you do on the web and reporting it to Google. Some people think it may be another form of GoogleBot.

    Chrome is probably not doing anything except when you are using it to surf the web, so I don't think you have to delete it. I only use it for testing sites and when using Google properties, such as Analytics or AdWords. Google properties run faster in Chrome.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    I don't have anything from google, so it is pretty simple.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


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    Some of this crap is getting bizarre. There are now sites that you cannot join without agreeing to share all information about your Facebook contacts, which is something I refuse to do.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Some of this crap is getting bizarre. There are now sites that you cannot join without agreeing to share all information about your Facebook contacts, which is something I refuse to do.
    These sites sharing your information for money looks like internet scavengers if you ask me.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


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