13.4.04

US Senator tries to block Gmail

As reported by MB (see blog 6.04.04) Privacy Campaigners are outraged by the invasive potential of Google's new e-mail service 'Gmail'.

The service would allow messages to be electronically scanned and then send out marketing based on any word triggers within the mail (e.g. mentioning sickness or a disease would prompt a raft of ads for drugs or health insurance etc)

As reported by the BBC Democratic Senator Liz Figueroa is putting forward draft legislation in her home state of California in a bid to prevent Google going ahead with what she sees as 'an invasion of privacy'.

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