In a statement, a Google rep said that the practice involved only vetted companies and that users are willingly agreeing to it, as they submit their accounts to this when granting apps email access. Some allow people to write emails in special fonts, or to make it easier to find images to send to others, while others make it easier for people to organise their emails into folders.
It pointed the BBC to its developer policies, which state: "There should be no surprises for Google users: hidden features, services, or actions that are inconsistent with the marketed objective of your application may lead Google to suspend your ability to access Google API Services".
The outside app companies receive access to messages from Gmail users who signed up for things like price-comparison services or automated travel-itinerary planners, according to The Journal. No, it's not Google, this time around, but this privacy-infringing feature does affect Gmail, which happens to be the world's top email service.
Google allows software developers from outside the company to read through users' inboxes. The increased scrutiny follows the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which a data firm was accused of misusing the personal information of more than 80 million Facebook users in an attempt to sway elections.
One is Return Path, an app that collects data for marketers from users' inboxes.
Hundreds of app developers electronically "scan" inboxes of the people who signed up for some of these programs, and in some cases, employees do the reading, the paper reported.
But you should make sure you trust the apps and developers that have such access to your accounts and that you are only giving them as much access as they need. In turn, some developers say they're not aware of any oversight from Google.
Neither of these two companies sought explicit permission from the users to read their emails but say that it is covered under their user agreements.
But Osorio turned his ire on referee Gianluca Rocchi, whom he accused of leaning towards the Brazil side in his decisions. Neymar and Philippe Coutinho were denied with good saves by Ochoa as the teams went into break with the scoreline intact.
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It's the first time in at least 80 years that Germany has failed to advance out of the World Cup's group stage. The Swedes won the group on Wednesday after beating Mexico 3-0, but the central Americans also went through.
GM says it has 110,000 employees working at 47 manufacturing locations and 25 parts and service facilities in the U.S. Some analysts suggested the auto tariffs are meant to pressure Mexico into renegotiating the NAFTA trade pact.
The Spurs have reportedly targeted the Boston Celtics' rising start Jayson Tatum, with Kyrie Irving possibly in the mix, too. And while he's not the best player in the NBA , Kawhi can still vault the Sixers to a formidable powerhouse in the East.
Diamantaire Russell Mehta's daughter Shloka looked elegant in an Anamika Khanna ensemble for her mehendi function. In the viral video, Shloka also has seen touching her sister-in-law Isha Ambani's feet.
Special police teams swung into action and scanning CCTV footage available to ascertain whether any outsider committed the crime. While 10 of the 11 bodies were found hanging, blindfolded and gagged, that of 75-year-old woman's was found lying on the floor.
The New York Times' Marc Stein reports that the center will be the primary target for the Dallas Mavericks . Three years after they almost came together, the Mavericks finally get the center they have long coveted.
Soon after, Son connected with a cross from Lee Yong, but his powerful strike from inside the box went wide. Germany made a nervous start, playing slower than it usually does to avoid being vulnerable on the break.
Patty Van Fossan, a long-time employee from OH said of the closure: 'I'm never going to have a job like Toys R Us. Jacob Rabon IV tweeted two of the photos with the caption: 'I can't believe childhood is cancelled'.
Non-festival release..." The movie has got positive reviews all over and the fans too are awe-struck with the movie. And the film met with all such expectations as the mesmeric screenplay did magic from First Day First Show itself.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic welcomes LeBron James to Los Angeles
Now comes the harsh light of evaluation on those players - which ones can help win a title for the Lakers, and which ones are out. The massive Los Angeles market will also provide James with a grander platform for his philanthropy and social activism.
Lagos fire incident shocking, Buhari says
A dashcam footage of the moment preceeding the Thursday, June 28, tanker explosion on Otedola bridge in Lagos has emerged. Nine persons lost their lives in the petrol tanker fire around Otedola bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday.
Suarez scores again as Uruguay beats Russia 3-0
To compound Russia's problems, Smolnikov was sent off after scything down Laxalt just eight minutes after his first booking. Team doctor Eduard Bezuglov said: "After the game against Saudi Arabia , Yuri had a foot tendon injury".