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Old 21.11.2012, 16:18
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Re: Is Google reading my emails?

AbFab is right. Google and Yahoo (and probably MSN too) scan your emails for general content and then give you targeted ads. It's in some obscure paragraph in the terms of service that no one reads. But don't worry, no human is actually doing the reading (usually). It's just algorithms. Start typing in chat-speak or shorthand and you'll get other, unrelated ads.

Just so you know, it's not just email providers that do this. Many web pages you visit have trackers to see what you're clicking on so they can get a sense of what you like and might purchase. That's where you see the "customers who purchased/viewed this also purchased/viewed..." ads.

Kind of annoying, but I'm not on any sketchy sites so I don't care too much.
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