After the Wall Street Journal revealed that Google has reneged on its commitment to make a hat-tip to privacy, the digital giant is “spinning” away fears. In essence, Google asserts that the firm strictly vets all vendors to whom they give access to your email messages. What a relief!
You can always trust Google. Right?
Meanwhile, tips the internet giant offers for safely using Gmail include reviewing the permissions screen before giving access to a non-Google app and using the company’s Security Checkup tool to check what devices have logged into your account, which third-party apps have access to your Gmail, and what permissions those apps have.
Quick Tip: Third-party Google advertisors and developers have unrestrained access to your private email messages. If you want to keep your messages private and secure on your end, subscribe to a secure email service such as Proton Mail. Also, avoid sending messages to Gmail addresses.