Inc. told lawmakers it continues to allow other companies to
scan and share data from Gmail accounts, responding to questions
raised on Capitol Hill about privacy and potential misuse of the
information contained in users’ emails.
a letter to senators, a top Google official said the company
allows app developers to scan Gmail accounts, even though Google
itself stopped the practice for the purpose of ad targeting last
year. The company also disclosed that app developers generally
are free to share the...