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Not API: Third parties scrape your Gmail for marketing insights

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Re: Selectivity, again...

"So that would be an algorithm, artificial intelligence, a machine - not a person."

And what does Sample Application then do with the data? Sell it on? Use it as a basis for spear-phishing? Although the article says there's no evidence this has happened what we should be more interested in is the absence of evidence that it hasn't. Yes, I know finding evidence to prove a negative can be difficult or impossible but if companies want to be trusted simply saying they don't know something bad hasn't happened isn't really going to cut it.

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