Google’s Gmail allowed reading emails of users to third party app: WSJ report


According to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report, Google is still allowing third-party app developers to scan through Gmail accounts of users.


Assuring users of security measures the report said, “Google continues to let hundreds of outside software developers scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users who signed up for email-based services offering shopping price comparisons, automated travel-itinerary planners or other tools”.


The report which came on late Monday said, “Google does little to police those developers, who train their computers– and, in some cases, employees — to read their users’ emails”.

Google was yet to comment on the report.


In 2017, Google said its computers will soon stop reading the emails of its Gmail users to personalise their ads. The Internet giant recently rolled out new features for Android users to make it easier for them to navigate their Gmail accounts and review security and privacy options.

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