Keith I Myers – 2018-07-04 00:20:45-0400 – Updated: 2018-07-04 00:20:45-0400OMG This whole “Google Allows Third Party Access To Your Email” hysteria that is going around the internet is so full of #%@. I will be debunking it in the morning.
Shame on the tech news websites that are spreading this story around without doing your own research. Shared with: Public, Carlos Sanchez, Lauren Weinstein+1’d by: Robert Hamilton, Roberto Mezquia Jr, Dor Kleiman, Dave Finnerty, Darko Vršič, Lauren WeinsteinLauren Weinstein – 2018-07-04 00:28:21-0400Third Parties Reading Your Gmail? Yeah, If You’ve Asked Them To! – https://lauren.vortex.com/2018/07/03/third-parties-gmailCarlos Sanchez – 2018-07-04 00:32:11-0400Ubuntu showed as having full access to my Google Account. a couple years before, i had tried out Ubuntu Touch and likely had to enable permissionsKeith I Myers – 2018-07-04 00:34:38-0400+Lauren Weinstein thank you for being one of the few who actually know what they are talking about. The way many of the sites are talking is that Google is giving third parties a feed of all users email for a fee. Lauren Weinstein – 2018-07-04 00:35:56-0400+Carlos Sanchez It’s normal: Why has the “Ubuntu app” full access to my Google account?Keith I Myers – 2018-07-04 00:36:25-0400+Carlos Sanchez no, you HAD to have enabeled permissions, not likely but definitely had to. The Ubuntu Touch email client had OAuth integration into gmail to allow easy configuration.Robert Hamilton – 2018-07-04 10:16:53-0400Exactly. This is a bunch of BS. I use the “less secure apps” option to allow some software I wrote to email PDF’s to an on-line fax system from a database. It’s a useful feature not a hack.