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Not API: Third parties scrape your Gmail for marketing insights

James 51 Silver badge

Can I be the only person who has negative reactions to on line ads? Every time a video auto plays I become very angry. Popups are disabled, if an ad is obstrusive enough for me to notice it then I get angry again at the poor design choices that are introducting friction into my task. Every time I go onto facebook I make a point of liking stuff I don't like, I go into ads and point out better bargins elsewhere or criticise the product. I know I am probably in the minority but the more people push back by attacking the ads and poluting the process by which the data is gathered the sooner (hopefully) companies will realise that a lot of online exposure is doing them more harm than good.

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