I opened a gmail account and, as you know, google reads the emails and pitches ads based on them. As all the privacy experts say, email has no expectation of privacy anyway, so if google's machines read my emails I guess it is little different than the government sniffers reading them or whatever Russian spybot has installed itself on my computer. I have two blogs for f's sake, so I am not exactly off the grid. I am far more concerned that when you embed a youtube video in a blog it provides tracking information to google forever.
A friend of mine wrote me to tell me that gmail trolls for information. Google helpfully put an ad up about troll candles. Who knew there was a market for such a thing?
speaking of setting up today's tracking: