Google+ Users Can Email You Even If They Don’t Know Your Address

Here's how to turn off the spam

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Random Google Plus users will soon be able to send messages to your gmail inbox even if they don’t know your email address, Google informed its users in a blog post Thursday. All they need to know is the user name you signed up with on your Google Plus profile.

Here’s how it’ll work: When you send a gmail, Google will automatically suggest contacts you’ve added to your Google Plus circles (adding a Google+ user to a circle is a one-way street, it doesn’t require that person’s permission as “friending” on Facebook does). That message will go to the recipient’s gmail inbox under the “social” tab. You won’t see the recipient’s full email address unless they choose to respond to your message.

Google is pitching the change as a way to “reach the people you know more easily.” However, it’s also clearly another move by the company to tie its less-than-popular Google Plus social network to its other, more successful services, such as Gmail.

The Verge reports this new gmail/Google Plus feature will be activated by default when it rolls out over the next several days. If you’d rather turn it off, here’s how: Once the feature is rolled out, head to your gmail settings and look for “Email via Google+.” Then select “No One,” as seen in this below screenshot from Google:

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Airtell
Airtell

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chrispy
chrispy

Google is getting worse and worse with each passing day. If you're still using google products, then I recommend you do some serious soul searching. People who use google are supporting a culture that says its okay to violate our privacy. Please don't support them or Facebook, or any other company that makes money from collecting our personal information. Instead we should be using sites that don't violate our privacy such as Ravetree, HushMail, DuckDuckGo, etc.

RRIs
RRIs

@chrispy  

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Airtell
Airtell

@chrispy  

A spy is a thief, should be punished by publics. 

Their spy networks dare to sabotage public facilities to make chaos also violating the human rights & privacy laws before doing terrors everywhere. 

Those spies crimes discredit the recent government's reputation who must be responsible for the civil security or step down if the governments cannot stop the espionage's crimes.