In a letter to senators, a top Google official said the company allows app developers to scan Gmail accounts, even though Google itself stopped the practice for the purpose of ad targeting last year. The company also disclosed that app developers generally are free to share the data with others, as long as Google determines that their privacy policies adequately disclose potential uses.
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between China’s social credit system, data being collected off android phones and genealogy companies sharing your genetic info with big pharma looks like we’re headed into a privatized, digital dystopian age.
CULTURE OF SEARCH-ENGINE CORRUPTION: Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Trump Travel Ban. “Days after the Trump administration instituted a controversial travel ban in January 2017, Google employees discussed ways they might be able to tweak the company’s search-related functions to show users how to contribute to pro-immigration organizations and contact lawmakers and government agencies, according to internal company emails.”