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Google responds to allegations of Gmail snooping

By Himanshu Arora · 7 replies
Mar 26, 2014
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  1. Last week TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington took to his personal blog to say he's "nearly certain" that Google accessed his Gmail account to get hold of the identity of an insider who leaked information to him. In a statement to Re/Code, Google...

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  2. CJ100570

    CJ100570 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    And of course he offers no proof other than his "***"umptions....
  3. “While our terms of service might legally permit such access, we have never done this" on yeah, I really believe you, it should not be legal plain and simple "and it’s hard for me to imagine circumstances where we would investigate a leak in that way” I can easily imagine it, perhaps if it was done the person doing it had more imagination than the spokesman for Google
    Robinson Ochoa likes this.
  4. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,397   +303

    Is this case in the same category as those email snooping of employees email by their American companies?
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,634   +98

    Since everyone want to deliver you content based upon 'interests', I guess it also means they are already reading.
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  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    To be honest you have to be extremely stupid to be a google employee and still use googles gmail to send secret info about google to others...
  7. dhinged

    dhinged TS Rookie

    How can snooping on a reporter's email not be illegal? Even if Google owns Gmail, it should not be legal or even allowed in their privacy agreement that they can read your emails to find conversations they don't like to target people even if they work for them.
  8. dhinged

    dhinged TS Rookie

    "Although the source communicated with Arrington from a non-Google email account, Arrington himself was using Gmail at the time."

    It's one thing to snoop on your employee's work email, it's another to snoop on a reporter's email that he sent it to just because you own the technology. That's corporate spying and something they should have given to the cops and requested with a subpoena.

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