or even better, indexed and privacy violated
I know that gmail is a commercial service that basically trades free email for the right to display some adverts etc but how much of this privacy cannot or should not be violated by reading attachments, even if they understand the format.
what if the attachment is a court document and even though the lawyer doesnt use gmail, the client does, stupid client? sure, but indexing the contenxt breaches the privacy aspect in ways the people involved probably didnt expect.
showing adverts based on keywords in th eemail is NOT the same as indexing content in attachments and running it through the system.
remember, if your doc goes through the google machine, it will be chunked up, split into fragments, analysed by several programs and cached along the way, if thats a highly private document, it could be something you dont want to send through the google machine.
okok, dont use gmail, but a lot of people won't know that and nor think about it.
I know the reasons, so please dont spout them off like you're a know it all and I dont know jack shit, but lets be reasonable here.
where is the limit? Can I, as a user, define where in the sand google shall not pass??