more news from Google

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Wed Jan 13 14:49:09 CST 2010


In a message written on Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 05:31:44PM +0100, Anthony Uk wrote:
> I have orders of magnitude fewer users than gmail does, and often look 
> at their mailboxes (with their consent, of course), but I still couldn't 
> tell you the political position of any of them (apart from the politicians).

It's not clear to me you have to read any e-mail to figure out that
"help_us_free_tibet at gmail.com" might be someone who's taking a
political position.  A search company may also, say, look for e-mail
addresses listed on the web sites that must be censored, and when
it's the same list being hacked, draw a conclusion.

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       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
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