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Google promises it doesn’t read your email without your consent

Google promises it doesn’t read your email without your consent

Your email might not be safe from prying eyes, whether you’re using Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, or Outlook. And especially if you’re using third-party email clients. A recent report revealed how some developers have no qualms about letting their employees read emails that pass through their apps. Google has responded with a blog post that explains how it has mechanisms in place to prevent such abuse. Except said mechanism doesn’t seem to protect users from such third-parties and, maybe, even from Google itself.

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Google might not be scanning your emails but third-parties are

Google might not be scanning your emails but third-parties are

Email is one of the oldest and most sacred Internet services still in use. Despite attempts to kill it, it remains the backbone of communication over the Internet and, as such, is a treasure trove of personal data. Exactly because of that, and the threat of lawsuits and fines, Google has stopped its practice of letting its employees read emails. But while the search giant has promised to be good, it doesn’t seem to enforce that same standard on third-party apps and developers who surprisingly admit letting their employees read those precious emails.

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Gmail gets high priority notifications on iOS

Gmail gets high priority notifications on iOS

It's pretty safe to say that most mobile users have a love/hate relationship with their notifications. There can be times where they're really handy, and others where they're nothing more than an annoyance. Notifications for email can be particularly frustrating, especially if you're receiving dozens or hundreds of them every day.

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Gmail, Google Keep swipe actions: here’s what they do

Gmail, Google Keep swipe actions: here’s what they do

Given the two-dimensional nature of our smartphone screens, there’s a very limited set of ways we can interact with them. In ages past, all we could do was tap and tap and hold, sometimes with some dragging action. These days, we have pinches, two to three finger panning or rotating, and swiping. Google is finally taking advantage of one of those to give a bit more functionality to its mobile apps. Yes, Google is finally letting you reassign the Swipe gesture in Gmail to more actions and has a special feature for swiping in Google Keep.

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Gmail redesign arrives for all users in July with limited opt-out

Gmail redesign arrives for all users in July with limited opt-out

The new Gmail redesign, love it or hate it, will eventually be the default look for all users. Some people already have access to the new appearance, but many users are stuck with the current design. That'll be changing next month, Google has revealed. The company plans to make the new Gmail look available to all of its users in July, followed by a mandatory transition this fall.

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Gmail autocomplete: Turn on Smart Compose right now

Gmail autocomplete: Turn on Smart Compose right now

Users can now work with Smart Compose for Gmail right this minute - just after Google first announced the feature at Google IO 2018. This feature makes Google's machine learning smarts take a crack at guessing what you're about to type - and offering to type it for you. That means that when you're about to email your upstairs neighbor, Gmail might just suggest "Again, I don't want to nag, but I wish you'd do your gymnastics a bit earlier (or far later) than 2AM."

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New Gmail: 5 features you need to know about

New Gmail: 5 features you need to know about

Earlier today, Google announced and detailed a new redesign for Gmail. While we originally thought this redesign would solely focus on the web implementation of Gmail, it turns out that there are also some new features coming to mobile as well. In short: This redesign looks to be a massive one, with a lot of new features centered around security and ease-of-use. While all of them are important in one way or another, here are five features in particular worth knowing about.

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How to get the new Gmail update

How to get the new Gmail update

This morning Google released a new version of Gmail and we've taken our first look - now it's your turn. The way to get this newest version of the quintessential Google email experience is quite simple, actually. It involves just a couple of taps (or clicks) of buttons in the standard Gmail interface online.

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Gmail redesign is here and it’s big

Gmail redesign is here and it’s big

Just as the rumors (and Google itself at one point) foretold, Gmail for web is getting a major redesign today. While this redesign brings some Gmail features over from mobile, it does a lot more than just that. Not only that, but Gmail for mobile is also getting a few new features as well, so this redesign doesn't only concern itself with bringing the web version up to speed.

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Gmail spam campaign is a worrying false alarm

Gmail spam campaign is a worrying false alarm

Once simply equated with a canned meat product, "spam" has taken on a different and negative meaning in the modern, computer age. More than just a mere annoyance, however, email spam can also become the vehicle of malware and all the vileness that those bring. For a few excruciating hours, those fears became seemingly real for some Gmail users who thought they've become the victim of email hacking. Fortunately, they were not. The incident does, however, raise new doubts on Gmail's spam filtering capabilities.

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New Gmail Confidential Mode auto-expires and locks emails

New Gmail Confidential Mode auto-expires and locks emails

Gmail's big update on the web won't just be a visual and productivity treat, it'll also apparently be a more secure one courtesy of a new Confidential Mode. The existence of the upcoming refresh was confirmed earlier this week, closely followed by a number of leaks about just what improvements it would include.

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New Gmail redesign: 3 reasons we’re excited

New Gmail redesign: 3 reasons we’re excited

Gmail is, alongside search, one of Google's most popular core services, so it's hardly surprising that there's plenty of interest when it comes in for a redesign. Problem is, while new features can be exciting, there's always the risk that change for its own sake just makes dealing with your crowded inbox even harder. Happily, from the leaks we've seen that's not the case - read on for the three things we're most excited about the new Gmail.

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