Editor’s note: The following letter was e-mailed to columnist Paul Gorski in response to his Aug. 21-27 Tech-Friendly column, “Google to court: Gmail users should not expect privacy.”
I agree that just because I go through a third party to send e-mails, my emails should be private. Just as I send a letter through the post office, the post officer personnel who handles my personal letters are not authorized to open my letter, read it and then decide who should send me ads, just what “mailbox group” my letter should be placed in and anything else they want to pull from the content. It is a federal offense to do such. It should be a federal offense for Google/Gmail to read my e-mails. The government already has access to my personal e-mails. I don’t need anyone else deciding for me who should get to send ads my way, nor do I appreciate my personal messages to be read by anyone other than the recipient that I choose.
It is disgusting what they can get away with these days.
Thanks for allowing me to express my opinion.
From the Sept. 11-17, 2013, issue