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I was wondering if you could do me a favor and help me out with G-Mail...
G-mail? From Google? That's a bit of a slippery situation, that...
Eh? Hotmail is no good anymore, there's too much spam! I want G-Mail, because the diskspace is larger.
So you don't know... hmm, best get you on top of things, then. G-Mail, for all its virtues, has some serious privacy issues associated with it.
Yes... once you start bouncing around the legal logistics of it all, it's rather insidious... you see, for starters, they can keep your E-Mail indefinitely, even if you delete your account later.
But aren't they under pressure from privacy people??
the pressure is sporadic from the various groups... it needs to be more consistent. So far it's yielded no results.
Oh... well, maybe I wouldn't let them hold my sensitive data...
Hmm, still, it stands to reason that if someone not even in G-Mail e-Mails you THEIR sensitive data and then you quote them in your reply, G-Mail will store that forever. They are vulnerable.
That's reaching pretty deep into it...
maybe you're overanalyzing?
::sigh:: it's important... you see under the law, even confidential E-Mails over 180 days old become nothing more than standard database records.
[03:08] * Dr_Xadium sighs again
Mmm... how to put this... whereas a
unprotected database record just needs a subpoena that any lawyer can issue to access, a protected mail file needs a Search Warrant from a judge to access-- the obtaining of which is... can you guess?
Mmm, I guess if they really want it
they'll push for it, though, so what's the difference between them and hotmail?
Ahh, there's the point. Ease. If you sit back for a moment, you'll see that since they hold your mail forever, eventually all your back mail becomes much more easily accessible to any interested party than if they had standard deletion policies.
Oh... but I know lots of people who don't delete their old mail... I have to push myself to do that sometimes...
Yes, but at least with other services, they have the option of having their data be removed from the system when they quit.
Yes... but I think X-chan is overanalyzing, I mean it's just a stupid E-Mail thing
YES, but you never know when your private mail will become an issue
Oh, come on now! You're just too paranoid!!
Ugh, fine, if you don't believe me, head down to http://www.gmail-is-too-creepy.com/
and see for yourself...
Ahhh, hahahaha they're just conspiracy theorists, you let them fill your head with ideas again LOL
You're too much sometimes, you know that... does privacy mean nothing to you?!
heheheheh LOL you get agitated too easily, you know that? It's just E-mail!!