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Google Reads Your Emails

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by trushafty38, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. trushafty38

    trushafty38 Regular Member

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    Well news has hit that google reads your mail. By Google I mean their machines do. And if you post content related to tragedy like death 9-11 suicide it wont post ads. Kinda like reverse adsense if you will to filter out ads. here is the link to read up if you are interested.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/11/gmail_and_tragedies/
     
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    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    lol im going to make my new signature "My friend died in 9-11, now all I can think about is death and suicide. Somebody kill me - PS this is just so google doesnt show ads ;)"
     
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    *snip* nevermind
     
  4. WickednDivine

    WickednDivine Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Hopefully the link was removed because they realized how stupid they sound. "Google reads your emails"..no, Google PARSES your emails, the same way it PARSES web pages for relevance.

    There is a huge difference.
     
  5. trushafty38

    trushafty38 Regular Member

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    link fixed guys sorry
     
  6. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    Suuure, they just parse, yeah right, and a company that was initially funded by the CIA never, ever takes a deeper look at the emails that have the happy trigger terms.
     
  7. gts6

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    how do you think relevant adsense ads appear on webpages and emails? they parse the contents of them and to find out what ads are a good match for the contents.
     
  8. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    I didn't suggest the software didn't parse, just that it has additional purposes beyond targeted advertising.
     
  9. heiny

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    just like any other big companies out there they wanna know wtf their consumers are "thinking"
     
  10. S M W

    S M W Junior Member

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    this is no secret - they're using contextual advertising inside their email app to display relevant ads. that's the cost of using a "free" service like this.