05 Jul '18, 8am

Google confirms third-party developers are reading some Gmail messages

Google has confirmed that its third-party app developers have access to private Gmail messages, but only if the developer and app have been vetted and only if users have given their explicit permission. Google's response, which was made in a blog post on Tuesday (Jul 3), comes after Wall Street Journal detailed in a report on Monday how Google gives hundreds of external software developers permission to "scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users who signed up for email-based services offering shopping price comparisons, automated travel-itinerary planners or other tools". Advertisement In the blogpost Tuesday, Ms Suzanne Frey, Director, Security, Trust & Privacy, Google Cloud, said that such third-party apps have to go through a "multi-step review process" before they can access Gmail messages. The developers and apps that integrate with Gmail also continuously vetted "b...

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