Like Ivan, I am excited about the prospect of Google's new free email service. But beware, there are dire privacy issues involved:
When I signed into Blogger today, I saw an unfamiliar icon which was promoting google's gmail. It is currently in its testing phase and I was glad to sign up and I felt special to help them with their product testing. email me at email@example.com.[DeLaWho? DeLaWhat? DeLaWhere?] From CNET:A California Democrat blasts Google's free e-mail service as an invasion of privacy and "a direct marketing opportunity" for the company. [CNET News.com]Also, check out this brief from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.