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Google halts student Gmail scans

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Google stops scanning millions of Gmail accounts linked to an education scheme after reports this might have breached a US privacy law.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

Considering that I still use my grad school email address….I’ve noticed. I’m suddenly getting spam in that account that I never got before coming through, and it’s annoying. To me, this is bad customer service for educational institutions. For those who use Google email and other student services honestly, it puts a LOT of people at risk. It’s not just higher ed, but K-12 as well, I’m sure. Not a good move, Google.  People need to simply learn to check their junk mail folder if they are expecting something. I’m always checking it, just to be sure. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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