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Not API: Third parties scrape your Gmail for marketing insights

onefang Silver badge

"Unfortunately some companies take personalization to an extreme, but an online experience devoid of personalization would feel oddly generic to the average consumer,"

Where can I sign up to feel oddly generic web sites? Considering that dark text on light backgrounds are the current fashion, I much prefer light text on a dark background, and most sites don't offer a dark theme, I do all my web site personalization in my browser. I also personalize my online advert experience, by removing most of them.

It's not a good look to refer to everybody as consumers though.

"Google has argued that nothing is proprietary, and like AMP, it's all based on open-source and open published standards."

Like how their chat system started off being a somewhat well behaved Jabber / XMPP thing, but has drifted away?

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