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WSJ: The App Developers Sifting Through Your Gmail

Post by dualstow » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:21 pm

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/techs-dirt ... 1530544442

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The subheadline is Software developers scan hundreds of millions of emails of users who sign up for email-based services.
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Post by pugchief » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:52 pm

Have you tried creating a pdf printout of the entire article and posting it to dropbox or similar? Cuz without context, no offense but, your post is pointless.
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Post by dualstow » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:01 pm

pugchief wrote:
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Have you tried creating a pdf printout of the entire article and posting it to dropbox or similar? Cuz without context, no offense but, your post is pointless.

No, I haven't. While I may occasionally paste full text to a few family members or friends, I think I'd rather have a pointless post than do it on a mass scale. But no offense taken.
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Re: WSJ: The App Developers Sifting Through Your Gmail

Post by Cortopassi » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:11 pm

Bots reading my mail and scanning my photos and listening to me on Alexa.

Have at it. My life is pretty boring. If they think I will suddenly have the urge to buy male enhancement pills or some such other advertised product I don't need, they are mistaken.

I do like the latest radio ads for whatever the Viagra competition currently is. "Like Viagra on steroids" is the tagline. And they caution, don't take more than the recommended amount because your partner might not be able to handle it. Hah. Good marketing, at least for getting a laugh from me.
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Re: WSJ: The App Developers Sifting Through Your Gmail

Post by geaux saints » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:35 pm

dualstow wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:21 pm
On Security:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/techs-dirt ... 1530544442

Sorry about the paywall. I have tried creating archives from archive.is in the past, but without much success.
The subheadline is Software developers scan hundreds of millions of emails of users who sign up for email-based services.
That avatar...it's perfect.
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Post by dualstow » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:50 pm

Corto: I'm fine with bots scanning my email for keywords and then plugging it into an algorithm, but the article details humans reading through emails. For example, employees of Edison, makers of a popular gmail app for mobile devices.

Saints: I heard Pamela Adlon (voice of Bobby) talking about it in a recent interview. Btw, there's no paywall for the stream- it's Bullseye on NPR. When the interviewer played the clip, she mentioned that people have tattoos of it and I just had to look. O0
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Post by dualstow » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:21 am

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Post by dualstow » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:16 pm

Additionally, some Android apps are recording your screen.

https://bgr.com/2018/07/04/apps-not-sec ... -find/amp/
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Post by dualstow » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:10 pm

Old news I guess, but Yahoo/AOL/Oath are doing it, too.

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/4 ... know-about
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Post by Tortoise » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:25 pm

Today I learned that Yahoo and AOL still exist.
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Post by dualstow » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:38 am

Tortoise wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:25 pm
Today I learned that Yahoo and AOL still exist.
O0 An older friend of mine was still using an AOL address until recently, just like in the boglehead thread that mentions aol/yahoo/oath and verizon.
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