The new text might be a reaction to the e-mail scanning lawsuit.

by Casey Johnston – Apr 15 2014, 6:35pm EST

Lawsuit alleging Gmail ads are “wiretapping” gets judge’s OK

Non-Gmail users never agreed to have their e-mail scanned, lawyers say.

Google added a paragraph to its terms of service as of Monday to tell customers that, yes, it does scan e-mail content for advertising and customized search results, among other reasons. The change comes as Google undergoes a lawsuit over its e-mail scanning, with the plaintiffs complaining that Google violated their privacy. Continue reading here…

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