Gmail takes heat for privacy fears

Thursday, 8 April 2004, 1:35 AM EST

Google proves there is no such thing as a free lunch with its announcement of Gmail, a free e-mail service still in beta that can store up to 8 billion bits of information -- the equivalent of 500,000 pages of e-mail -- in return for what the company calls the "collection and use of your personal information."

Google will scan the content of e-mails in order to place targeted ads to the right of the message.

Gmail has some privacy advocates up in arms.

By Lisa Valentine at NewsFactor.

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