Google Admits That It Reads Your Email

August 16th, 2013
Updated 08/16/2013 at 12:45 pm

Google has admitted that it actually reads the content of  your emails. In an outrageous court filing, the Internet giant also claimed that Gmail users have no reasonable expectation of privacy.

Google email reading.The statement was made in a response to a lawsuit filed by a group called Consumer Watchdog. Consumer Watchdog alleged that Google broke laws that ban wiretapping when it scanned emails from non-Google accounts in order to tailor ads to Gmail users.

Google would also be violating the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which bars unreasonable search and seizure of letters. Consumer Watchdog didn’t say whether Google was sharing the email contents with anybody else, such as the National Security Agency. But then again, the government itself continues to disregard our Constitution time and time again. This is exemplified in the DHS’ dismissal of the Fourth Amendment at large for 197 million citizens, as Anthony Gucciardi has broken down in numerous exclusive reports.

Is Google in Bed with the NSA?

If the NSA or anybody else, such as Chinese or Russian spies, wanted to read Gmail, all they would have to do is to hack into Google’s servers. Google has not disclosed its relationship with the National Security Agency or its British counterpart, the GCHQ.

Even Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, admitted that Google’s email reading was creepy, stating:

“Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”

Google’s whole business model is based on the tracking of Internet users and data mining. These operations are similar to the NSA’s Project Prism, which used data mining to determine which emails to intercept.

The Gmail revelations are particularly troubling because they come after reports that the U.S. government forced companies that offer encrypted email services to shut down. It seems as if big business and big government are trying to destroy the whole concept of privacy and the Fourth Amendment.

War on Privacy

Basically, if you want online privacy, you cannot rely on companies like Google and Microsoft (which offers Outlook and Hotmail). They don’t respect the privacy of their customers, and they are probably violating the laws of the United States and other countries.

Google has filed court documents to get Consumer Watchdog’s lawsuit dismissed. Hopefully this lawsuit will go forward because it could be used as a precedent against Google and against the NSA and Microsoft. One has to wonder where the U.S. Justice Department is and why it isn’t defending the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens.

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  1. jimbo jones says:

    “Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”

    followed by an advert from google ads to install chrome……..yeh right I'm off to cancel gmail and un install chrome – dirty cheating lying thieving scum and that's them imagine the contempt they hold for us!

  2. Google is reading the user data that is necessary with security purpose. US government has interfere in online user data with a purpose of controlling phishing and terrorisms. which is only done by monitoring user online activity.

  3. Why does this not surprise me?

  4. fred09red says:

    Phone conversations and email threads should be strictly confidential. That is why people pay a price to preserve these rights. That is also why people choose reliable providers with authoring rights like when it comes to replicate video content that may belong to family patrimony, also, so that they make sure their privacy rights are being respected.

  5. fred09red says:

    It is common knowledge that every web server hosting large amounts of information from email accounts or every mobile satellite company has a back-up system based on the fact that they have full access to all information. With the peaks technology has reached these days, nothing should come as a surprise anymore.

  6. Curly says:

    Regardless if they own the websites, they do not have the right to just go through our stuff without a warrant for search. So many major websites do it; It’s gone to the point where everyone knows about it and considers it legal. It’s not. I keep telling this to people. I know it seems like a big move, I might just sue the NSA for what they do.

  7. It is not just them but the whole govt. is watching everything that you do online. They know everything about you and there is practically nothing you can do about it. And this is why I hate the internet.

  8. this is against to our privacy ,, google should not read our mail

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  12. says:

    Yes, google started reading your emails. But your information is kept confidential at the same time.This is one of the best post in website.Keep rocking

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