Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Google: Gmail - Calendar Integration

You have reasons to be paranoid on what all Google does with your email.

I was having an email conversation with a contact to schedule a meeting. I used Gmail. As the email thread grew, on the right side navigation Gmail shows links to add this to the calendar. When I clicked on the link, Google had pre-filled some of the fields like date, location. If I had used a different time format, Google would have picked that one too.

It is nice to know that Google does so much for better user experience. At the same time, I am a bit uneasy with the parsing of my mail content. I guess Google WILL parse the email for ad-sense and such money making features.

Is there a way I can tell Google not to parse my mails or show context sensitive ads on the right side?

1 comment:

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