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And I thought Facebook scored badly for privacy

After seeing Facebook scoring a C for privacy, which actually was surprisingly high, I just saw a D; in the web interface for Gmail. Yeah, Google is bad too, shame they got the best webmail out there.

The rating comes from an extension called ‘DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials” for the Firefox browser.

What I find most disturbing is the way it’s worded there, and because it’s a very accurate way of wording what is going on and the possible ramifications of it. Google will keep records of you visiting, from where, what computer, etc, FOREVER. They track, or try to track, you across most of the internet, and can use content that you have created in their own products without a second thought; and they can keep doing it into the future with whatever new widgets they come up with.

Bye bye privacy, welcome to 2019.