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The Real Deal: Personal Email isn't Private

Updated: Tuesday, November 5 2013, 07:10 PM EST
ALBANY – Whether you’re watching TV, listening to the radio or surfing the web, chances are you’re getting inundated with advertising and now just opening your email inbox adds to that.   A few months ago, Google started placing sponsored ads inside your Gmail inbox, you likely noticed that but what you may not have realized is the company is scanning the emails you send and receive to determine which ads to target you with.
 
CBS6 Investigative Reporter, Jennifer Lewke took a closer look at the email providers policy to get you the Real Deal. The Real Deal: Personal Email isn't Private


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Hello and thank you for stopping by The Real Deal web-page! I'm hoping you'll find some useful information here. I (Jennifer Lewke) will be updating this page daily to bring you the latest news on anything and everything that may impact your wallet. Whether it's a bad business trying to rip you off, a contractor who took your money and ran, the government wasting your tax dollars, or a telemarketer who just won't stop calling, my goal is to uncover it and hopefully prevent it from happening again!

On the right-hand side of this page, you'll see a section labled "Links" --these will all take you to websites for organizations that help protect consumers. Most of the groups have the authority to fine or shut down bad businesses so it's important to file the proper complaints to get some action.

I'm happy to look into any issue you have to get you the Real Deal. You can reach me anytime at (518) 381-4992 or by email at jlewke@wrgb.com. I hope to hear from you soon!

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