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Google threatens to shut down GMail in Germany

Jun 23 2007, 11:00am CDT | by

Google threatens to shut down GMail in Germany
 
 

Google has many critics about the amount of data they know about us. The company gets attacked (see this recent reports: report 1, report 2, report 3) from many sides in regards to privacy issues.

Now Google is acting proactive in Germany. They threaten to shut down the German Gmail email service if the new law that requires providers to store all email traffic and make it users identifiable goes into affect. Google says that users’ rights need to be protected to enable them to keep anonymous email accounts.
More details on WirtschaftsWoche (German). Via Heise (German).

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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