Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by jam937, Oct 23, 2013.
How many people use Google Gmail?
Ummm - that would be about 425 million. (I'm one.) Article here says so:
Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail | Technology | The Guardian
Me? Not gmail, hotmail. Not sure there's any real difference.
Here are some excerpts from Google's terms of service:
"When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content."
"This license continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing you have added to Google Maps)."
You are granting Google and everyone they work with in any capacity a license to use your data in anyway they see fit. Even after you stop using Google.
Your emails and attachments in Gmail
Your documents uploaded in Google Drive (formerly Docs)
Your phone calls, voicemails and texts in Google voice
Your chats in Google Talk
Your searches in Google Search
I wonder how many people ever read the terms of service of any software product or website they use?
My father has been in real estate for 40 years and said only 2 buyers in his career ever took the time to read the mortgage papers they were signing. I was one of the two!
Including you? One.
I'd read a mortgage. Duh opworm: but not so much Gmail TOS. I know Google owns me, so I simply don't give it anything that I would be afraid to see posted next to my picture on a billboard.
I don't have Google Gmail, but Georgetown University gives email account to student for life. But is Google mail platform.
A few months back I migrated my personal email to my own domain and server; spam still comes into gmail... they can read along if they so desire... I am, however, moving all my email to another country. It's not that I have secrets, but I value my privacy more than the US / CDN gov't does.
I use it, but only as a way to register for some sites, and as a forwarding location. It is not my regular email.
I use Gmail and since i have been using it i cant think for any other mailing site plus it has it advantages of google+ and live video chat !!
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