Gmail for iOS Updated for the First Time in Three Months

Gmail for iOS Updated for the First Time in Three Months

As of early December, developers must provide this privacy information before a new or updated app can be made available on the ‌App Store‌.Google updated Gmail with privacy labels just over a week ago, but the app itself was not updated until today.

Google Finally Adds App Privacy Labels to Gmail App

Google Finally Adds App Privacy Labels to Gmail App

Google today quietly added App Privacy labels to its Gmail app, marking the first of its major apps to receive the privacy details aside from YouTube.

Tired of Gmail? Try a Privacy-First Email Provider

Tired of Gmail? Try a Privacy-First Email Provider

While Gmail doesn’t scan the content of your emails to collect information for its advertising machines, data from your Google account is used to serve ads in your Gmail inbox.

Germany plans law to tackle “right-wing extremism”, force Facebook, Gmail and more to hand over passwords

Germany plans law to tackle “right-wing extremism”, force Facebook, Gmail and more to hand over passwords

However, the proposed new bill doesn't make it clear how platforms would be able to turn over securely encrypted passwords to the authorities, as the text doesn't go into the specifics, although it does mention that “all” data sources available internally must be included when complying with an order.

These 4 Gmail alternatives put your privacy first

These 4 Gmail alternatives put your privacy first

Most major free email providers, including Yahoo, scan user emails for ad targeting and data-gathering purposes.And yep, no one likes paying for an email account when the likes of Yahoo and Google offer them for free.

Google Finally Confirms Security Problem For 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users

Google Finally Confirms Security Problem For 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users

Google is finally working on a fix for a security problem that leaves more than a billion Calendar users exposed to attack.The threat actors craft their messages to include a malicious link, leveraging the trust that user familiarity with calendar notifications brings with it.

Physician’s personal email hacked; medical records of 7,000 patients potentially compromised

Physician’s personal email hacked; medical records of 7,000 patients potentially compromised

According to the report, a physician working at Calgary’s Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre said that his personal Gmail account, which he used to transmit health information, has been hacked.“This breach is unacceptable and should never have occurred and we are certainly apologizing to our patients whose privacy may have been breached,” said Dr. Ted Braun, AHS vice president and medical director for central and southern Alberta.

Privacy - Conflicting information in Google ToS & Google Safety Center in relation to ads in Gmail - Information Security Stack Exchange

Privacy - Conflicting information in Google ToS & Google Safety Center in relation to ads in Gmail - Information Security Stack Exchange

After reading through, I realized that the two pages contain conflicting information about how (or if) they use keywords in Gmail messages to tailor advertising to users. On the other hand, on Google's Safety Center page, this is written: Gmail ads are based on your activity.

Google still keeps a list of everything you ever bought using Gmail, even if you delete all your emails

Google still keeps a list of everything you ever bought using Gmail, even if you delete all your emails

If you bought food for delivery and the receipt went to your Gmail, Google stores that, too. At the time of my original story, Google said users can delete everything by tapping into a purchase and removing the Gmail.

New Warning Reveals Gmail's Major Privacy Problem

New Warning Reveals Gmail's Major Privacy Problem

“Confidential mode emails are not end-to-end encrypted, for example, which means that Google can see the contents of your messages,” she says. “Without end-to-end encryption, Gmail’s confidential mode is little more than a marketing trick designed to pacify users concerned about privacy,” the blog says.

A zombie game with 50,000 Play Store downloads is pulling sensitive data from Gmail

A zombie game with 50,000 Play Store downloads is pulling sensitive data from Gmail

Researchers from the mobile security company Wandera have identified the app, called “Scary Granny ZOMBY Mod: The Horror Game 2019,” as a malicious program that launches persistent full-screen advertisements on users’ phones, and asks some to enter their Google credentials.

Google’s Gmail scans, parses, analyzes and catalogs your email

Google’s Gmail scans, parses, analyzes and catalogs your email

First, it means that in order to isolate and parse purchases, Google must then be scanning every email, otherwise, how would they know what’s a purchase and what isn’t? I still couldn’t believe that Google was in essence reading your email and cataloging your purchases on it’s own.

Gmail wittingly storing your online purchase data for years

Gmail wittingly storing your online purchase data for years

Simply put: there is no mass-delete option and one has to go one by one to delete each product history which means the process requires manually deleting hundreds or thousands of emails depending on how much you shop online and whether you had purchase receipts sent to your Gmail account.

Google Responds To Reports That It Logs Retail Purchase Receipts Sent To Gmail

Google Responds To Reports That It Logs Retail Purchase Receipts Sent To Gmail

“We don’t use any information from your Gmail messages to serve you ads, and that includes the email receipts and confirmations shown on the Purchase page,” the Google spokesperson wrote.

Google is using Your Gmail Account to Track Your Purchases

Google is using Your Gmail Account to Track Your Purchases

Like the Reddit user, I do not use Google Pay. Purchases Page The general consensus was that Gmail was analyzing incoming emails for purchase receipts and then extracting that information.

Gmail tracks all your purchases, it is difficult to delete them and impossible to stop

Gmail tracks all your purchases, it is difficult to delete them and impossible to stop

Google uses its email service Gmail to track purchases that customers of the company made, even on third-party websites like Amazon. Google uses its email service Gmail to track purchases that customers of the company made, even on third-party websites like Amazon.

Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it's hard to delete

Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it's hard to delete

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google, is sworn in during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.Google tracks a lot of what you buy, even if you purchased it elsewhere, like in a store or from Amazon.

Avoid Surveillance With Helm, a Home Server Anyone Can Use to Keep Emails Truly Private

Avoid Surveillance With Helm, a Home Server Anyone Can Use to Keep Emails Truly Private

It may be hyperbolic to suggest that world leaders personally comb through individual email accounts, but the reporter’s point stands: When you use services like Gmail, , Facebook, Dropbox, Slack, or any other site that stores your data, they will hand your private information to governments when compelled to do so and in some cases, merely when asked.

How To Stop Using Free Email

How To Stop Using Free Email

So for most free services like Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail, you're not going to be able to use your existing email address with a different email provider. The next thing you want to do is update all your online accounts that use your old address to contact you.

Gmail's end-to-end encryption project is dead. Start using end-to-end encryption!

Gmail's end-to-end encryption project is dead. Start using end-to-end encryption!

Two years ago, Google has silently handed the project E2EMail which was started to enable easy end-to-end encryption in Gmail via a browser extension to "the open source community". Three years earlier, Google had announced that they are building an end-to-end encrypted Chrome plugin to automatically encrypt emails between Gmail users.

How to Secure Your Identity & Become Anonymous Online in 2019

How to Secure Your Identity & Become Anonymous Online in 2019

Readers who want to transition from Gmail entirely can start by going through primary online accounts and updating them to use their new ProtonMail email address.

Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable — ProPublica

Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable — ProPublica

When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company’s “number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products.” And, for nearly a decade, Google did in fact keep DoubleClick’s massive database of web-browsing records separate by default from the names and other personally identifiable information Google has collected from Gmail and its other login accounts.

Apple’s Empty Grandstanding About Privacy

Apple’s Empty Grandstanding About Privacy

Companies such as Google and Facebook get access to iPhone users by offering their apps—Messenger, Gmail, Google Maps, and so on—for download from the Apple App Store. If Apple really objected to data-hungry business models, it could take much more aggressive action during app review.

Which Smart Speaker Should You Trust Most—and Least?

Which Smart Speaker Should You Trust Most—and Least?

Which illustrates a broader point: The privacy risks of smart speakers and virtual assistants might be more obvious than those of other computing devices and services that we’ve already largely accepted as a society, such as Gmail or iPhones.

Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to

Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to

By owning both the most popular browser, Chrome, and some of the most-visited sites on the Web (in particular the namesake search engine, YouTube, and Gmail), Google has on a number of occasions used its might to deploy proprietary tech and put the rest of the industry in the position of having to catch up.

Leave Gmail in 10 steps

Leave Gmail in 10 steps

Important edit: As many commenters pointed out, this analogy is actually not correct anymore, as Google stopped reading your emails for ad-personalization in 2017, sorry I missed that news. All the mails received during the migration, and the future incoming ones to Gmail will now be synchronized to your new account.

Microsoft Wants To Show You Ads In The Windows 10 Mail App

Microsoft Wants To Show You Ads In The Windows 10 Mail App

In a support page spotted by Thurrott.com, Microsoft justifies this with the following statement: "Consistent with consumer email apps and services like Outlook.com, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail, advertising allows us to provide, support, and improve some of our products.

What Google knows about you & how to take control of your personal data?

What Google knows about you & how to take control of your personal data?

The tech giant has used this leverage with internet users to bring other services like Chrome browser, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps & a bunch of other Free services to complement its web searching capability. It’s time for users to take control of their personal data & be responsible for its usage and privacy.

3 Ways to Check if Your Gmail Account Has Been Hacked

3 Ways to Check if Your Gmail Account Has Been Hacked

These tips will be useful to all Gmail users including those without any current problems as it is always a good idea to keep an eye on your email accounts and to know how to monitor unusual activities.

Is There Any Way to Protect Your Information Online?

Is There Any Way to Protect Your Information Online?

Even your Gmail account isn’t as private as you thought: “Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you with personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising and spam and malware detection,” states Google’s policy.

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