But the Journal found that Google "continues to let hundreds of outside software developers scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users who signed up for email-based services offering shopping price comparisons, automated travel-itinerary planners or other tools". That means even non-users will find their private communications on Google servers, if they're communicating with a Gmail user.
As per a report by Business Insider, software developed by third parties are able to scan and read your Gmail, apparently without much restriction from Google. The same executives admitting Google's laissez-faire attitude also fingered other email providers like Microsoft and Yahoo as equally culpable, making us wonder just how hypocritical the Redmond giant's "Scroogled" campaign may have been.
People who have connected third-party apps to their accounts may have unwittingly given external developers permission to read their messages.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that employees working with hundreds of software developers are capable of reading your private messages you send from Gmail. Google declined to comment.
One is Return Path, an app that collects data for marketers from users' inboxes. The increased scrutiny follows the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the now defunct data firm accused of misusing the personal information of more than 80 million Facebook users in an attempt to sway elections.
Woman's Legs Amputated Following Bahamas Boat Explosion A United States dancer placed in an induced coma after a boat explosion in the Bahamas will wake to find both her legs amputated. A GoFundMe campaign to assist with the Schaffer's medical and travel expenses has raised more than $80,000 as of Monday evening.
Oprah: 'Harry and Meghan's wedding gave me hope' Meghan, Duchess of Sussex , and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19. In the meantime, we'll just have to enjoy the dozens of epic style moments she's sure to have award-winning or not.
Two sources close to Mr Najib's family told Reuters that authorities picked him up from his home after serving him a remand order. Mahathir also said last month that there was an "almost perfect" case against Najib's role in the 1MDB scandal.
Andy Murray is fighting to be fit for Wimbledon , but the former champion admits he could still be forced to pull out. Instead, Murray's spot in the draw will be taken by Jason Jung of Taiwan, who lost in qualifying.
But Buckley, a Democrat, tells the Sun that the scope of the tragedy at the city's newspaper merited more than that. Hiaasen said late husband had a passion for journalism, and principals those in the industry stand up for.
The Portuguese born manager already re-united with his former player Nemanja Matic after working together at the Stamford Bridge. Barca are hoping to bring in the Anzhi Makhachkala's forward to strengthen their attack ahead of the coming league season.
There is an optimism in the air that this time we won't exit the World Cup so embarrassingly, we might even go all the way. The midfielder is now back to full fitness and in contention to regain his starting place in Gareth Southgate's lineup.
If you block someone on Facebook, they can no longer see things you post, start a chat on Messenger, or add you as a friend. Affected users, nevertheless, are going to get a notification encouraging them to review their blocked list.
General Motors warned last week, for example, that retaliatory duties from other countries could force it to cut jobs in the U.S. So if you support Moog and their plight, remember this will affect most USA based synth manufacturers - please do what you can.
The 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide won't be overturned automatically, nor without a fight. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says it would be tough to support someone who would revamp the landmark decision.
Authorities picked up Najib from his home after serving him a remand order, two sources close to the family said. At a book launch event earlier, MACC chief commissioner Shukri Abdull was asked when Najib would be charged.
Switzerland snags a spot in the World Cup round of 16
And Ruiz was then denied the chance to end his worldwide career with a goal as his spot-kick flew in off Sommer's bonce. In the 2014 World Cup , Costa Rica exited unbeaten in open play after their first-ever quarter-final.
‘Putin and Trump won’t discuss Crimea’
Meeting likely to provoke criticism for USA leader amid probe into Russian interference in 2016 election. They fear he may cede too much during their first official summit on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland.
Why This Month's Blood Moon Is One That You Can't Miss
Though concealed by the sun, the moon is still flecked with a few stray particles of light filtered through Earth's atmosphere. The " blood moon " is the longest total lunar eclipse of this century when the moon will be seen coloured in a reddish hue.
James could return against England
Colombia are expected to pack 30,000 yellow shirts into the arena, with just 3,000 England supporters likely to be in attendance. The status of Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez looms large over the contest.
Dutch PM Tells Trump 'No!' and That He Is Wrong on Trade
The Netherlands' leader will be at the White House amid trade tensions involving the United States and a number of allies. He said he wasn't "planning anything now" but if the WTO doesn't treat the USA properly, "we will be doing something".
Amazon Prime Launches, New Threat for Retailers
A close-up of a packaged Amazon Prime item in the Amazon Fulfilment centre on November 15, 2017 in Peterborough, England. The website mostly focuses on Amazon's own brands like Amazon Essentials, Lark & Co, Daily Ritual and Goodthreads .
Wayne Rooney on joining last-place D.C. United
I never fancied going to London. "I need my own space to get away from things and this gives me a chance to do that". His new club are struggling in the Eastern Conference but his ambition is to be successful in the MLS .