The Wall Street Journal, which was the first to point this out, called it "tech's dirty secret" that has been kept under wraps for a long time.
The third-party developers who have access to Gmail user data allegedly share them with marketers, hedge funds and other businesses. Google said it doesn't usually-employees are said to read emails only when they need to to squash bugs or fix security flaws-but the reality is that Gmail users have little say over who at Google can read their email.
Google indicated that the practice was not against its policies.
As per a statement issued to The Verge, Google said it provides data only to outside developers it has vetted and to whom users have explicitly granted permission to access email. "We have since stopped this practice and expunged all such data in order to stay consistent with our company's commitment to achieving the highest standards possible for ensuring privacy".
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".
These IT employees are permitted to use systems or even other workers to read user emails. This is in contrast with what Google promised previous year, where it said that it would stop reading its users email messages, which might be true, but it has done very little to stop other partner organisations from doing so. An executive at another company said employees' reading of emails had become "common practice".
Last year, Google said that it will keep the privacy of its users paramount and would stop its computers from scanning the inboxes of Gmail users for information to personalize advertisements. While many of these companies in question utilise machines to go through users emails for keywords and phrases, some of them have it done manually by their employees. A Microsoft spokesperson said developers were not allowed to access customer data without consent.
After choosing to not opt in to his contract Friday, James was spotted landing at a Los Angeles airport early Saturday morning . The most obvious name thus far hasn't been a free agent, but a guy under contract and unhappy with the San Antonio Spurs .
Los Angeles will still be there, calling, winking, tugging at his heartstrings the way it clearly has for years. Rumor: The Lakers could be more aggressive in their pursuit of Cousins with Paul George off the board.
Costa Rica was in danger of becoming the first team since Algeria and Honduras in 2010 to leave a World Cup without a goal. And Ruiz was then denied the chance to end his global career with a goal as his spot-kick flew in off Sommer's bonce.
The White House did not immediately respond Monday to a request for comment. "It's just as important as any other tragedy". The five killed were Rob Hiaasen , 59; Wendi Winters , 65; Rebecca Smith , 34; Gerald Fischman , 61; and John McNamara .
If he's really playing the long game here then he's setting himself up to one day make over $200 million through his early 30s. According to multiple sources, Nikola Jokic will sign a max deal with the Denver Nuggets , worth $148m over five years.
Stocks on Wall Street were volatile as investors anxious about the mounting trade war between the USA and its trading partners. The report also said Trump's tarriffs threaten $46 million in exports to China, and $30 million to Mexico.
The Costilla County Sheriff's Office on Saturday said a man was being held on suspicion of arson in connection with the fire . However, some people living in a few homes closest to the fire were not allowed to return Friday night.
Gareth Southgate's side came through Group G in second place after beating Tunisia and Panama but losing narrowly to Belgium. Goal-scoring chances likely will be at premium, which leads us to believe this will be a hard-fought, but low-scoring, game.
But criticism and doubts were voiced quickly by other parties and groups, suggesting Merkel may only have won a temporary respite. Seehofer wants to turn some migrants away at Germany's borders, and Merkel insisted on a European-wide solution.
Mexico eliminated from World Cup with loss to Brazil
Brazil's match victor Neymar clearly thinks Mexico players "talked too much" before their round of 16 defeat on Monday afternoon. Neymar, who was given the lowest score by users of the BBC Player Rater , said the Brazilian players "have to learn to suffer".
Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested
Until their shock defeat in May, Najib's party and its coalition allies had run Malaysia for six decades. Mr Najib said the funds were a donation from a Saudi royal. "Let the rule of law take place".
Trump touts economy in spite of ‘unfair’ trade deals
General Motors warned last week, for example, that retaliatory duties from other countries could force it to cut jobs in the U.S. If EU countermeasures on automotive tariffs take the same approach as those on steel, they will amount to around €10 billion.
1 dead, multiple injured in Bahamian boat explosion | Staff
Coast Guard Southeast reported it assisted the Royal Bahamas Police Force on Saturday after receiving a request for help. Chester Cooper , a member of parliament for Exumas and Ragged Island, confirmed that the deceased was an American woman.
Federer's $408m change leaves fans in a spin
Federer wore Nike shoes for the Wimbledon opener, and may continue to because Uniqlo doesn't make tennis shoes. The good thing is it's not theirs forever". "In a short period of time, it will come to me".
Missing Boys Soccer Team Found Alive in Cave
Worrying predicted of heavy rains later this week mean rescuers must scramble to shuttle help and supplies to the stranded kids. Shamans and Buddhist monks held prayers and gave offerings at the cave imploring mountain "spirits" to return the boys safely.
Chris Paul Agrees to Re-Sign With Houston Rockets
Ariza, who turned 33 on Saturday, made $7.4 million previous year , his fourth season of his second stint with the team. The expectation always was that Paul would return to Houston given all the success the team enjoyed last season.
LeBron James to join Los Angeles Lakers in $154m deal
According to The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor , the Spurs have received underwhelming trade offers from the Lakers. McGee and the Lakers reached agreement on a one-year deal worth the minimum, league sources told ESPN .
Collins would oppose court pick with Roe v Wade 'hostility'
Possible nominees being eyed include Thomas Hardiman, who serves alongside Trump's sister on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. A sign that the White House is also focusing on these Democrats: Sen. "I think the president's list is a very strong list".