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App developers are going through your email - here is how to put a stop to it

17 days ago   |   By iMore

Never trust anyone when it comes to managing your privacy.
The Wall Street Journal reports that application developers, both mobile and desktop, are busy rummaging through the email of thousands and thousands of users with free accounts from Gmail , Yahoo , and Microsoft. The Journal rightfully chastises the companies involved for allowing this to happen then proceeds to tell us why it's happening: because we said they could.
Of course developers (and worse, think of that last crummy app you installed that just spammed trash at you until you deleted it) are going to access your account...
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Third-Party Developers Reportedly Allowed To Scan Gmail Users' Emails

Third-Party Developers Reportedly Allowed To Scan Gmail Users' Emails

17 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

With Gmail being a free email service, it makes sense that Google would need to find a way to make money, right? This is done by showing users ads based on what they like, which in the past Google used to scan the emails of users to see what they might be interested in. Google has since stopped that practice, but not everyone else did. In a report from The Wall Street Journal , it seems that third-party developers are still scanning the emails of Gmail users, which apparently have been allowed by Google themselves. To make matters worse, it seems that these scans aren't necessarily done by...
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App developers have been reading your Gmail, and it's alarmingly common

App developers have been reading your Gmail, and it's alarmingly common

17 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

A report from the Wall Street Journal has shed light on the fact that app and software developers can access a users' Gmail account, with the ability to read emails, and that the practice is a common one across email providers. The article explains that Gmail users that sign up for certain services - particularly shopping and travel price comparison tools - will have to agree to terms and conditions that allow the content of their emails to be read, both electronically and physically, by the developers of these services. Ostensibly, Google only allows vetted third-party developers to...
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