Google Knows What You Buy

It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that Google can read your Gmail. You may even realize that Google is scanning your emails for things like trip itineraries, which allows them to automatically add flights and hotel reservations to your Google Calendar, for example. But you may not realize how much other juicy info is there to be mined, like online purchases. Every email receipt you’ve received since you’ve had your Gmail account has almost surely been parsed and indexed. In today’s show, I’ll tell you how you can view this history and even delete it (painful as it may be).

In other news, an FCC commissioner has released an update on the selling of location data by cell phone providers, San Francisco is poised to become the first major US city to ban the government use of facial recognition systems, and many popular games have been found to give away tons of user data.

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