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Windows 7: BIG SECURITY problem with your Gmail-account !?

18 Feb 2010   #1
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 
BIG SECURITY problem with your Gmail-account !?

hi !

Goggle might endanger your personal safety with it´s new service "Buzz",
by revealing personal information to other people !!!

"Buzz users first public (automatic) posting was a list of their most frequent e-mail contacts. According to the EPIC complaint, this is “deeply personal information”, and Buzz made it public. Who you choose email is decidedly your own prerogative, and making the list public can cause potential embarrassments, and reveal skeletons in what was till now your own very private, secure, closet."

"Unintentionally, Google has created a major buzz about its new social networking service, ironically named Buzz. By automatically turning people’s Gmail email accounts into social networking ones, Google may have broken the trust the account holders have about their privacy. Google certainly seemed to have an idea that they might be invading personal space, making several serious modifications to the Buzz service soon after its launch. But the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) believed that this was not enough, and filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday, requesting more changes to the service.

What exactly did Google do wrong? How did they manage to get these regulatory bodies riled up? In a statement by EPIC Executive Director Marc Rotenberg, the fault seems to lie in not providing a choice to consumers, about if they wanted to join Buzz or not. "E-mail is for private messages. You sign up for social networking to communicate publicly with people, Google tried to turn e-mail into social networking, and that's where they ran into trouble." The EPIC believes that Google indulged in unfair or deceptive trade practices that violate the Federal Trade Commission Act. To begin with, Google never asked people if they wanted to join Buzz. When users logged into their accounts, many might have been irritated/underwhelmed by the ‘offer’ to “Check out Buzz”, and simply continued on to their inbox, by clicking the “Nah, go to my inbox” button. Little did these users know, regardless of whether they did check out Buzz or not, the service was activated."

Your Gmail account could embarrass you

if you want your privacy and want to be safe, then check your Gmail settings, IMMEDIATELY !!!


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18 Feb 2010   #2
Ch@n

 

Disabled it and thnx
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18 Feb 2010   #3
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

Google obviously can´t be trusted anymore, so i´m going to move all
my email-accounts to another provider.

goodbye gmail.....
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18 Feb 2010   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

gmx.com is a better option now a days.
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18 Feb 2010   #5
Ch@n

 

Thnx and created one
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18 Feb 2010   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I created one too. Also, transferred all my mails from gmail to gmx.
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18 Feb 2010   #7
Ch@n

 

Its gud and basically works like a webmail. All mail in one place.
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18 Feb 2010   #8
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Dinesh: does gmx offer IMAP ?
do they send you a lot of "offers" (advertising ?)
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18 Feb 2010   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Will i be able to use outlook with gmx.com??
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18 Feb 2010   #10
Ch@n

 

^^ Yep u can. BTW, its gmx.com and not dmx.com
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