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Google says it will no longer scan student Gmail accounts for ads

By Justin Kahn
Apr 30, 2014
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  1. After being under fire for scanning student Gmail accounts in order to gather ad targeting information, Google has now said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal that it will no longer be doing so. Even though the company...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,930   +569

    I think I stopped reading after phrase "Google says...", it's kind of a punchline.
     
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  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,027   +913

    I dont get why Google did this from the beginning.
     
  4. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Maniac Posts: 913   +22

    An the thing is, outlook smtp servers fail to log on about one fourth the time, where I'm going to move my "stolen" android app back to gmail servers, which never fail.
     
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,178   +764

    Why can't they take old ex students (like myself) into consideration as well? Mind you I don't see ad's in my Gmail account so it's a non issue for me.
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,117   +1,523

    PR fail from Google, much the same as Bing classroom.

    If it shouldn't be done for students, it shouldn't be done for anyone.
     


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