Recently Google has confessed that it gives rights to use Gmail data to a small number of Google employees. What is the use of such privacy-loophole? Can’t this be avoided and is this necessary for Gmail to operate? These are some relevant questions which every Gmail user should know. Read below the full report.
Christopher Nguyen, who was earlier responsible for Google Apps operations at Google, revealed this on Quora.
According to him :
Google’s Gmail vs Microsoft’s Hotmail
Actually some email service providers, like Gmail, read the contents of your mail (both sent and received, even if you aren’t a Gmail user but just sending to someone who is) in order to decide what kind of ads to serve up to you. They may call it “scanning” and attempt to equate it with less invasive activities like “checking for spam” but it’s quite different. For you, and the people you send mail to, it’s not spam, it’s personal.
However Microsoft is trying to take advantage of this behaviour of Gmail with a hope that some Gmail users will shift to Hotmail and is using this point to target Google on privacy.