[tor-talk] Google disable web-access to gmail for Tor-users?
joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Thu Apr 7 14:40:31 UTC 2011
On 4/6/2011 7:27 PM, grarpamp wrote:
>> Don't understand clinging to Gmail for dear life.
> They just happen to have some really good services and tie-ins that
> all rely on having a gmail/google account. I may just cough up $20
> for a disposable phone to get that.
> If someday the services really become a real world value to me,
> sure, I'd get another phone or use my own, no problem :)
If I understand some Tor users' reasoning, they want to use Tor w/ email
for various privacy reasons AND they want to use "really good services &
tie-ins" at the same time?
Plus, some are concerned about having huge email storage while using
Tor? Uh, not sure I understand that. I must be missing something. You
do know anything stored on their servers isn't private? My questions
here are sincere - trying to learn - why use Tor & email (? on everyday
basis ?) AND Gmail?
Presumably, the email contents would only be hidden from ISPs - or
perhaps prevented from being intercepted. The weakest link in chain is
everything is exposed to Google. Maybe I'll learn something about
privacy / security by meaningful input why Tor + Gmail are so
important. No offense, but I don't consider "really good services" or
storage, etc., priorities when using Tor (if I was going to use it w/
In some respects, if using Gmail, you may as well take out a front page
ad on NY Times.
So why the concern for certain features (vs basic email service) AND Tor
compatibility? Why not use another provider w/ Tor, and a diff one
(Gmail, if you insist) for everyday email?
What are a few of the reasons for using Tor w/ email, where it's not
just as easy to use another Tor friendly provider? IMHO, the "brand
recognition" issue, especially when using Tor, doesn't make sense. If
you want privacy, Gmail or anything remotely connected to Google isn't
the place to be. Not an opinion - well documented over yrs. It's like
saying, how can I stick my head in a lion's mouth w/o getting bitten?
How about not sticking it in at all?
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