[Fwd: Re: [UPHPU] A_Move_to_Block_Gmail_Service __]

Ashley Oviatt ashovi at qwest.net
Wed Apr 14 15:34:12 MDT 2004


I guess they think that the actual "reading"of the email means that
someone somewhere can easily put that info into a database and actually
see what we're doing on the net.

They seem to not understand that the free mail services can already do
that if they wanted to.

Ash

Daniel Crookston wrote:

> Still, why does it matter?  Hotmail and other free email services put ads on
> their pages and nobody's throwing a fit about those.  What Google is
> proposing would be automated - no human is looking at your email, deciding
> what ads you should get.  I just don't see how putting ads on a page that
> relate to what's on that page is compromising privacy.  Am I missing
> something?
> 
> Dan
> 
> 
>>Ah, I re-read it again and realized the targeted ads would come -after-
>>the email (which would imply they're storing data) -- I'd envisioned
>>them hyper-linking key words in the email to ads, or adding targeted
>>barbs to the email or interface...
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