5 min read · May 9th · You might be surprised how much Google’s email service – and others – know about you
Any mainstream, consumer-level account is only free in that you don’t pay it with money, but with data
Google’s business model is based on monetising the data it gathers from users, predominantly to sell it to Google’s real customers – advertisers… Gmail forms one part of that data-gathering infrastructure.
Much of the information collected by Gmail and shared with advertisers is metadata – data about data
4 min read · From 2017 · Google is stopping one of the most controversial advertising formats: ads inside Gmail that scan users’ email contents. The decision didn’t come from Google’s ad team, but from its cloud unit, which…