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Old 09-02-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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LXer: Test 'reveals Facebook, Twitter and Google snoop on emails


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Facebook, Twitter and Google have been caught snooping on messages sent across their networks, new research claims, prompting campaigners to express concerns over privacy.

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Old 09-02-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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The link goes to a bad Daily Mail summary. Uhm, it's The Daily Mail. So:

Primary source here.

After reading the summary and the primary source, I'd say this looks like sensationalism for the sake of it. To The Daily Mail's credit, they did ask the companies mentioned for comment. Their explanation? spam/phishing protection. Seems plausible to me. And yet the primary source concludes with OMGLOL YEAH BUT THEY COULD BE LYING YOU DON'T KNOW OMFG TINFOIL HAT TINFOIL HAT.

Another interpretation, of course, is that only six of the fifty companies that were tested even have spam or phishing protection.

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Don't know about Twitter (I don't twit), but that Facebook and Google sniff emails and other stuff for advertising purposes is very old news.
 
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Don't know about Twitter (I don't twit), but that Facebook and Google sniff emails and other stuff for advertising purposes is very old news.
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