Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Dec 12, 2013.
LOL well I was waiting for what the catch was ... Google doing what Google does best.
I agree, though I will give them some credit. At least with Google their policies on data are spelled out and not hidden from view. There is a flip side to this recent change of course, as explained at http://www.wired.com/business/2013/12/gmail-spying-explained/.
At least there's one less set of eyes... sort of.
If you're using Gmail, Google sees everything anyway.
This prevents third-party web bugs/beacons from tracking you through Gmail, and that's a good thing. This reminds me of https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=357100
Dear Gmailer: I know what you read last summer (and last night and today)
http://arstechnica.com/security/201...ou-read-last-summer-and-last-night-and-today/ You can disable "remote" content - preloaded images in mail but Google reads your mail via ads anyway.
Choose whether to show images
I don't use Gmail so I'm not familiar with their specific network setup, but I wonder if something like Request Policy could be of use here to block connections to the ad or image subdomains.
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