Google Halts Scanning of Student Gmail Accounts

Michele Molnar, Apr 30, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Oh how nice: "Google announced Wednesday in a blog post that it has halted the practice of scanning student Gmail accounts for any potential advertising purposes." So now they're no longer behaving like a creepy snoop. If you're a student. However, "Google can change this policy at any time, and, the scanning disclaimer is associated with advertising purposes only. 'There may be other commercial uses that they are exploiting student data for.'"

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