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How private is your Gmail, and should you switch?
You might be surprised how much Google’s email service – and others – know about you

Kate O'Flaherty

09, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Google adds opt-out for Gmail's 'smart features' to reassure regulators
Users can disable features such as Smart Reply that use personal data to improve experience

Alex Hern

17, Nov, 2020 @5:44 PM

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Google detecting 18m malware and phishing messages per day related to Covid-19
The tech giant’s submission to the Senate’s committee highlights ‘bad actors’ capitalising on disruption caused by pandemic

Katharine Murphy Political editor

13, Jul, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Google outage hits Gmail, Snapchat and Nest
Company investigating after Cloud Platform problem causes email delivery failures

Alex Hern

08, Apr, 2020 @4:39 PM

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How smart are Gmail’s ‘smart replies’?
When Seamas O’Reilly responded to all his emails for a week using only Smart Reply, our columnist’s messages suddenly became spookily jaunty. Did his friends spot the difference?

Séamas O’Reilly

17, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Are automated email responses a good idea? Let me get back to you on that! | Hadley Freeman
‘Smart Reply’ is conclusive proof that Google does read our emails; now it has decided it can answer them better than us

Hadley Freeman

29, Sep, 2018 @8:00 AM

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How can I switch from Hotmail to Gmail?
After using Hotmail for 20 years, our reader’s friends say she should switch to Gmail. Is it worth it?

Jack Schofield

23, Aug, 2018 @10:10 AM

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Will email overload be solved by artificial intelligence?
Why can’t Gmail write whole emails, sending long, chatty updates to far-flung friends?

Oliver Burkeman

29, Jun, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Can my employer read emails in my Gmail account?
Martin works for a large company that uses G Suite where the tech team can accesses employees’ emails. Can he prevent this?

Jack Schofield

28, Jun, 2018 @9:26 AM

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Gmail Smart Compose: Google will now autocomplete whole emails
Google is trying to free people from the burden of email using AI to type out the whole thing for you taking smart replies to their logical conclusion

Samuel Gibbs

09, May, 2018 @12:04 PM

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Gmail set for 'entire rewrite' in biggest overhaul for five years
Smart replies, greater offline access, expiring emails and improved safety features headline Google’s major redesign

Samuel Gibbs

25, Apr, 2018 @11:04 AM

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Beware the smart toaster: 18 tips for surviving the surveillance age
We’ve come a long way since the web was just a fun place to share cat gifs – now it’s a place mostly dedicated to finding and selling your personal info. Here’s what you need to know in this new era

Alex Hern and Arwa Mahdawi

28, Mar, 2018 @5:00 AM

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