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.

Google’s most popular iPhone apps have gone weeks without mandatory privacy labels or updates

Google’s most popular iPhone apps have gone weeks without mandatory privacy labels or updates

Some of the apps, like Google Authenticator, don’t capture much information, while Google Translate and Classroom have a pretty hefty list of privacy notices.Google promised a while ago that it would start adding privacy labels to its apps on the App Store.

Google Now Bans Some Linux Web Browsers From Their Services

Google Now Bans Some Linux Web Browsers From Their Services

Google is now banning the popular Linux browsers named Konqueror, Falkon, and Qutebrowser from logging into Google services because they may not be secure.When attempting to do so, we were told to try a different browser as Konqueror or Falkon may not be secure.

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.

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.

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.

Protect Yourself: The Ugly Truth About Google

Protect Yourself: The Ugly Truth About Google

Anyone using these products is putting an enormous amount of trust in an entity that they truly do not know (or their deeper intentions) to hold a huge amount of personal information about them. I feel, however, that we should have control over how much information we are actually allowing these companies to collect on us.

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.

Google’s Infinite Reach – How Google Builds a Profile on Everyone

Google’s Infinite Reach – How Google Builds a Profile on Everyone

This article breaks down some of the services that Google uses to build profiles about users, and discusses how these servers threaten the privacy of users without their consent .

Avoiding consumer lock-in with the decentralised web

Avoiding consumer lock-in with the decentralised web

Because Weavemail lives on Arweave’s permaweb, you can be confident that as long as you know the address of this transaction, and there is an available Arweave node to serve it to you, your access to this mail client as it currently exists simply cannot be denied, or changed.

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.

I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them (so say we all)

I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them (so say we all)

I now know, thanks to their moral leadership on this issue, that it’s perfectly fine for people working to protect human rights and democracy to take millions and billions from companies like Google and Facebook and to partner with them.

Why You Should Never Reuse Your Passwords

Why You Should Never Reuse Your Passwords

Change your password frequently – With enough time, hackers may be able to crack your password, no matter how strong it is. Don’t make passwords personal – It’s not hard for a hacker to find your personal information and use the information to crack your passwords.

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.

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.

Google will stop bundling its apps on Android phones in response to EU fine

Google will stop bundling its apps on Android phones in response to EU fine

In response to the European Union's $5 billion antitrust ruling in July, Google will change how it bundles its apps on Android phones and charge a licensing fee for phone makers that want to pre-install apps like Gmail, Maps, and YouTube in the EU.

A small privacy change for Google leads to big disruptions for start-ups

A small privacy change for Google leads to big disruptions for start-ups

Under the new rules, Unroll.me, which unsubscribes customers from emails, will no longer be able to share information it gleans from its customers’ inboxes with a market research company it works with.

Google: Third-Party Apps Must Stop Scanning Gmail for Ad Targeting

Google: Third-Party Apps Must Stop Scanning Gmail for Ad Targeting

The new restrictions, which go into effect on Jan. 9, ban developers of Gmail add-ons from using your email data for any internet-based advertising or handing it off to marketing firms.

How I Fully Quit Google (And You Can, Too) – Member Feature Stories – Medium

How I Fully Quit Google (And You Can, Too) – Member Feature Stories – Medium

One of the biggest challenges to quitting is the fact that most alternatives, particularly those in the open source of privacy space, are really not user friendly.

Google admits it lets hundreds of other companies access your Gmail inbox

Google admits it lets hundreds of other companies access your Gmail inbox

The letter, initially reported by the Wall Street Journal and seen by the Telegraph, also says that app developers can and do share the data with other companies – as long as Google believes their privacy policies make this clear enough.

A Seemingly Small Change to Chrome Stirs Big Controversy

A Seemingly Small Change to Chrome Stirs Big Controversy

For privacy-conscious users who don't want to be signed into Chrome in any way and risk another policy change that exposes more of their data, the best option for continuing to use Chrome seems to be using a secondary browser for your Gmail and other Google services.