[ILUG] GMail Accounts
colm at stdlib.net
Thu Jul 29 16:39:03 IST 2004
On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 02:52:52PM +0100, Niall O Broin wrote:
> On Thursday 29 July 2004, colm at google.com (Colm Buckley) wrote:
> >> I'm aware of the privacy concerns &c., but I just use mine for
> >> subscription things, and it does the job just fine.
> >What privacy concerns? Is there anything about GMail which you think
> >is significantly worse, privacy-wise, than Hotmail?
> or, say, email in general. If your email isn't encrypted then it's not even
> close to being private, whether you use hotmail, gmail, an ISP's server or
> your own servers. Of course this is untrue (to a reasonable degreee) if your
> servers are on your own LAN and all your email stays inside that LAN.
Another relevant point might be the geographical location of servers. If
some gmail servers are hosted in Ireland, they may be prone to the data
retention laws coming in here, if hotmail servers are hosted in the US
they may be prone to the Patriot act there and so on. So, depending on
location your mail may oi may not be prone to seisure at the arbitrary
unfounded whim of an investigator.
I think hushmail still have a Dublin office though, so that probably
says some things about the law in Ireland.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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