Re: Article: Google Will No Longer Scan Gmail for Ad Targeting - The New York Times #article


But Google is not claiming that they won't use other techniques to gather information for targeted advertisements. This is specifically addressed in the article. They're just saying they won't scan private E-mails for this purpose any longer. LOL and in my mind your filter basically translates into, too cynical. I manage to avoid taking cynicism to that extreme and I'm still rarely surprised by anything. As Carlos once said, do not always assume the worst, just be prepared for it.

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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: Google Will No Longer Scan Gmail for Ad Targeting - The New York Times #article

Carlos <> wrote:
But the individual human factor should always be taken into account. I
consider myself somewhat cynical as well, but I'm sorry, I can't go through
life assuming that every single person's motivations in the entire world are
suspect all of the time.
There's a basic tenet that I like to follow.
"cui prodest?"
"Cui bono?"
It means who benefits, basically, and is one of the major tenets in investegation and legal proceedings. I found it helpful to think about life in general through that filter. When it comes to corporations, government entities, especially. Again, a corporation is all about the bottom line. There's always an agenda.
Anyway, it helps to view life through this filter. Then you're not surprised when some corporation gets caught with egg on its face. I don't think google is going to stop spying on its users; they'll just be more subtle about it. Microsoft has already been yelled at for doing it in windows 10, but it's still happening. We had a discussion on list about that a couple of weeks ago.

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