Excellent article on Gmail

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Nny, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. Nny
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    Nny

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    http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/4707

    I liked this article a lot. Best point made: "No one is going to be forced to use gmail. If you don't like ads in your mail, don't use the service. Let the market decide."
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    i think this guy hit dead on. I'm usually the first person to raise an eyebrow at privacy intrusion, but i have no problem with this automated ad placement, as long as we know about it. And I trust google, they've done right by me for 5 years, sticking to the same ideals and being a pillar of internet stability. I can't wait until this service goes public.

    paul
     
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    stoid

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    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
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    I like the idea of 10MB attachments, and that will get me signing up. I agree though that as long as the ads are public knowledge and not sneakily inserted, I don't have a problem with it.
     
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    Sparky's

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    I want e-mail to be just that, electronic "mail" I don't want any agency looking at or reading my e-mail, I don't care who it's from or what it's about. I value my privacy and I want to keep it private. The Federal regulations set up to govern the USPS are there for a reason, and I feel it's high time they consider doing something similar for the internet. For example:
    http://squid.law.cornell.edu:80/cgi-bin/get-cfr.cgi?TITLE=39&PART=266&SECTION=2&TYPE=TEXT
    http://squid.law.cornell.edu:80/cgi-bin/get-cfr.cgi?TITLE=39&PART=266&SECTION=4&TYPE=TEXT
    http://squid.law.cornell.edu:80/cgi-bin/get-cfr.cgi?TITLE=39&PART=266&SECTION=10&TYPE=TEXT

    I've spent some time sorting through the regulations and I feel these kind of get my message across. If my mother sends me a letter with a few pictures attached, I fell it an invasion of privacy if company "A", "B", or "C" is scaning my mail for content before I see it. ’nuff said
     

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