I’m afraid of gmail

(written ~ 3 yrs ago)

Word is that Gmail is getting some new functionality. Apparently soon you will be see suggestions of how to communicate with people.

If you want to ask Louisa out on a date use this kind of language … -insert Google suggestion-

If you want to make a business deal … -insert understanding of how I approach business-

Using machine learning, all the data from our gmail, and a profit driven model — Google is going to take our data and monetize it so that people can more easily turn their conversations robotic.

I don’t think we will lose our ability to interact socially. I just don’t think that a corporation should have access to my data in a way I couldn’t have imagined like this. I never knew that signing up for a gmail would lead to this type of privacy invasion.