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STOP using Gmail, please

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Web Echo, May 27, 2012.

  1. Web Echo

    Web Echo Regular Member

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    Hi all,

    Everyone especailly who are selling link building etc services to others, please please please stop using Gmail. You all are giving information to google that they ARE using against our sites.

    I request BHW owner and moderators to NOT to accept any sell thread with gmail.

    Please take it seriously.
     
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  2. ziplack

    ziplack Senior Member

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    what do u mean with stoping using gmail?
    sending report with gmail?
    or what?
     
  3. Web Echo

    Web Echo Regular Member

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    Yes, sending report or accepting order details with gmail. Google will know who has bought the service and what exact service is provided. Google is already using this data to fuck our sites.
     
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  4. Salto

    Salto Regular Member

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    lol sounds evil but you got any proof of that? :p
    but sure, its always better to keep it away from google..
     
  5. trustedfire9

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    i expect some of that too and I'm not using it when sending reports to my clients ....
     
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  6. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    I've recently switched to getting my reports sent to a yahoo account as well.
     
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    Ossbrigade Newbie

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    This has been open info for quite some time. They take "data gathering" to a new lvl.
     
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  8. Web Echo

    Web Echo Regular Member

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    The things that we can understand/know with common sense; don't required any proof.

    Read the story posted in other thread. They are asking people to submit spam reports and post it on their forums. Then why they won't use the information that is readily available with SOLID PROOF?

    IMO, it's simple common sense; of course others may disagree :)
     
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  9. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    I stopped using Google products long ago. No gmail, no chrome, no to their social network.
     
  10. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    I read an article recently about a guy whos amazonaws bandwidth went crazy.
    He was storing hundreds of gigs of images on there and and he uploaded a CSV file
    of all the URLs to DOCS
    The bandwith usage came from the links in his DOCS being crawled 10 times a day.

    I'll try and find that link again.
     
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    proof? read google's TOS :)
     
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    Yeah once I noticed ads showing in gmail for anything I happened to search, or use google voice and not just emails I agree. True right now it may be illegal to use that data for other reason but if things change all that data is stored for later. I still use chrome but 3rd party version called iron, they removed all that tracking stuff. I just like the browser much better then firefox and IE which eat up my memory after leaving it open and I use tons of tabs http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php.
     
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  13. healzer

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    Well, if google is using our personal data, then it means the end of google?
    Isn't it in their TOS/privacy policy to respect users data?
     
  14. Web Echo

    Web Echo Regular Member

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    They do respect users data so they use it. But they don't respect users so they don't care about their issues.

    BTW, they are tracking us here too as this site uses google services.
     
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    Fwiffo Power Member

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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/434854-info-google-behavior-how-have-google-ddos-site.html
     
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  16. zx123

    zx123 Senior Member

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    this is crazy ahahahhah
    than... where is the privacy??? LOL
    This is only an urban legend
     
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    yes. i experienced something like that sometime ago. they said my account was banned, then i had to re-verify. crazy
     
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    most of google's reasoning for invading your personal privacy is that it is to "maintain and protect" their systems. and when you submit any information to them, as per their privacy policy you basically give them free reign to use it to "maintain and protect" their systems.
     
  19. thejake

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    If you're that paranoid (or self-aggrandizing) you think somebody at Google's reading your email, you could just request encrypted attachments.
     
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  20. We Go

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    Just bcz G is the biggest, what makes you think that HM or Y are not also doing the same?