Are They Reading Your Gmail Messages?
Google has confirmed that private emails sent and received by Gmail users can sometimes be read by third-party app developers, not just machines. People who have connected third-party apps to their accounts may have unwittingly given human staff permission to read their messages.
One company told that the practice was “common” and a “dirty secret”. Google indicated that the practice was not against its policies. Gmail is the world’s most popular email service with 1.4 billion users.
Google lets people connect their account to third-party email management tools, or services such as travel planning and price comparisons. When linking an account to an external service, people are asked to grant certain permissions – which often include the ability to “read, send, delete and manage your email”.
While messages are typically processed by computer algorithms, the newspaper spoke to several companies where employees had read “thousands” of email messages. Google said only companies that had been vetted could access messages, and only if users had “explicitly granted permission to access email”. It said Gmail users could visit the Security Check-up page to see which apps they had linked to their account, and revoke any they no longer wanted to share data with.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org