Re: Encrypted e-mails?
- Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 10:41:06 -0500
- From: John Hasler <jhasler@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Encrypted e-mails?
Torben Schou Jensen writes:
> A week ago I got mail from google, that they now automatic add
> appointments from my google e-mail to my google calendar. I had then
> received copy of a hotel reservation from a friend, and suddenly
> google added this as my hotel reservation. So google in fact monitor
> my e-mails...
Did you think Gmail was a charity? It costs them *money*. They offer it
free in order to add value to their advertising services, which are their
main business. Of course they mine Gmail for data.
"Security" can mean protection against fraud: keeping malware off your
computer, preventing your passwords from being broken. It can also mean
secrecy: preventing anyone other than the intended recipient from
reading your messages. Most people aren't saying anything that they
can't bear to have Google's software scan.
Elmwood, WI USA