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08:51  05 july  2018
08:51  05 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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"To be absolutely clear: No one at Google reads your Gmail ," she added, before immediately listing the times Google does allow itself to have a peek at your inbox. Frey said it is limited to "very specific cases."

It ' s not clear whether Gmail users are notified when Google rummages through messages to address these issues. Advertisement. In the same piece, Frey was at pains to point out that Google itself does not read user emails.

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Google was hauled over the coals this week for reportedly giving hundreds of app makers access to millions of inboxes belonging to Gmail users.

The Wall Street Journal reported that users who signed up for "email-based services" like "shopping price comparisons," and "automated travel-itinerary planners" were most at risk of having their private messages read.

In response to the story, Google published a blog on Tuesday detailing how third-party developers have to go through an involved review process before they are given access to Gmail.

Suzanne Frey, Google Cloud's director of security, trust, and privacy, also said that Gmail's 1.4 billion users hold the keys to their own data and can control permissions.

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In contrast, the WSJ' s report claims that Google " does little to police these developers," which in some cases actually have their Google has been a little more careful than Facebook when it comes to protecting your privacy. In the post, Frey also points out that "no one at Google reads your Gmail ."

to make sure they continue to meet its policies, and suspend them when it is aware they do not. "To be absolutely clear: no one at Google reads your Gmail , except in very specific cases where In 2017, Google had said its computers will soon stop reading the emails of its Gmail users to

In the same piece, Frey was at pains to point out that Google itself does not read user emails.

Gmail automatically processes emails to filter out spam and phishing messages, which Frey said had "caused some to speculate mistakenly that Google 'reads' your emails."

"To be absolutely clear: No one at Google reads your Gmail," she added, before immediately listing the times Google does allow itself to have a peek at your inbox.

Frey said it is limited to "very specific cases." These include when users give Google permission to access their messages, and when the company needs to investigate a security issue, such as a bug or "abuse."

She did not offer more detail than this, however, meaning it's not clear whether Google has the power to probe Gmail problems without notifying a user. Business Insider contacted Google for comment.

Frey concluded: "The work of privacy and security is never done, and we're always looking for ways to better protect our users."

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