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Not API: Third parties scrape your Gmail for marketing insights

Teiwaz Silver badge


Well, if they are mining my e-mail for the ideal ads to push at me, they are mining for cornish cotted cream and scones.

The 'targeted' ads at the top of my e-mail have been and continue to be wide of the mark (if they wre astro-navigating to Mars, it's be 'Lost in Space').

I don't know why anyone would buy their services - I certainly wouldn't, have seen the result from the 'target' end.

I've been getting a lot of dating ads recently, although I've not been looking (ever, on gmail) - and I refuse to believe the lack of romantic e-mail is what they are picking up on (I might be a catholic bishop).

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