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Nilay Patel on the “Gmail users have no privacy rights” scandal:

Google’s argument is that people who email Gmail users are necessarily involving Gmail’s servers in the mix, kicking the¬†third-party doctrine into effect. This is pretty basic stuff.

I don’t like a business model where I’m the product instead of the customer, but this really seems to be just how email works and not some nefarious plot.