#Email is the oldest and most popular way to communicate online.

However, some email providers don't respect privacy. For example, Gmail reads your mail and lets third parties read it too.

There are much more privacy-friendly email providers out there, for example:






#AlternativesAtoZ #DeleteGmail

@switchingsocial does Google still reads your email if you pay them tho?


I wouldn't trust them not to.

Google's corporate culture sees respect for privacy as just leaving money on the table.

@switchingsocial I suspect they might have to respect that because some very big organizations pay them for email hosting and if they snoop on that they would be in such a violation there'd be heck to pay.

Snooping on companies VS snooping on people is a whole different ballgame :thonking:


If you cannot verify something, then it becomes a question of trust.

I don't trust companies whose chief executives say things like "Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it".


@switchingsocial now I'm kind of hoping it'll turn out they do it, if only to see them next in line for legal hot water after Facebook :blobcat:

@polychrome Payed G Suite accounts don't have ads and have a different terms & conditions.
There is an 3rd party audit (by different company) every year and the audit results are mostly public.
Google doesn't read your mail any more than any other mail provider offering anti-spam features.
3rd party applications are able to read your mail if you as a user or your company administrator allowed them to.

You can dislike Google even without spreading misinformation and FUD, @switchingsocial

@ondra @polychrome

I'm not spreading misinformation, I've sourced what I posted.

Google do not respect privacy, you only have to read their own words to see that.

Have you read their own terms and conditions for Google Drive, for example?


"(When uploading to Google Drive) you give Google a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works ... , communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content."

@switchingsocial @ondra @polychrome
fuck me, that is quite the terms of service. why are we, internet users as a goupt such idiots?

@VeintePesos @switchingsocial @polychrome Lots of popular services have broad clauses like that. There's a pattern when somebody doesn't like a service, reads it's terms, finds these clauses and starts screaming...


Enter discipleship

@ondra @switchingsocial @polychrome

in Shoshana's latest book she speaks of the easy click-thru acceptance of t&c and privacy notices. they are so long and convoluted most just click on through them.

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