GMail hooey

GMail hooey
: Ripclawe send me email properly outraged at this: A California state senator is drafting legislation to decree Google’s GMail “an invasion of privacy.”

As I’ve said before, “privacy” is becoming the most over-used and badly used word of the age.

GMail, like it or leave it, is an opt-in service. You get it free because it has ads. Don’t want the ads? Don’t get the service. Want the ads? Take the deal.

This is like saying that an airline needing to know where you fly to give you frequent-flier miles is an invasion of privacy.