Still want to use Gmail? How’s this for discouragement?
Google is now rewriting all URLs in gmail/gsuite email messages, *including those downloaded via IMAP*, to go via Google URL redirection, which is a HUGE privacy leak. they're editing the actual message bodies in your inbox.#google #privacy #gmail #security
For those of you who can't reproduce: I'm able to reproduce on two different G Suite accounts/domains, and have heard reports of others experiencing this, but it looks like this happening to *all* URLs, but presently only *some* accounts.
update: someone from @google confirms that
a) this is a thing
b) they've turned it on without askinghttps://t.co/lzVPNSvMFq
Couple this with my last post on this, I’d now go so far as to warn people to get rid of their Gmail accounts. As a layman, the service just does not seem secure to me.
PS.: This is from another Tweeter more schooled in these matters than me.
Not just these Gmail users’ privacy is being breached, but also those who send email to the Gmail users, or receive it from them. https://t.co/Nm7PaFvbem
— Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian) October 19, 2020