Coming Soon to Your Computer: Floods of Google E-mail and Spam!

GooglePCIf you thought Google couldn’t invade your privacy anymore than they already have, think again. They have just announced that your Google+ contacts will have the ability to e-mail you, even if they don’t have your email address! Of course, if you respond to one of said e-mails, the sender will then have your email address. To top it off, you don’t even have to be following them on Google+— they just have to follow you.

In addition, if you have a Gmail account, when you type the “To” field of a new email, your Google+ contacts automatically appear as suggestions of who to write to.

Google has steadily shoved Google+ down the throats of Gmail and YouTube users, so these additional invasions shouldn’t come as a huge shock. Many Gmail users don’t even realize they have a Google+ account.  It’s frustrating to users because whenever Google adds these things, they are on default.  You have to physically take action to stop it rather than opting in by choice–but of course, Google makes it nearly impossible to understand their settings and how to opt out of their information sharing programs, certainly by design.

Thankfully, PC World has an informative article that goes over the changes and explains how to opt out. Check it out on

Margie Mars

Oregon PolitiChick Margie Mars is a Conservative-Libertarian, writer and parenting expert. Along with writing and designing graphics for PolitiChicks, she writes for several popular conservative and parenting websites such as Brenner Brief, Parenting, Examiner, Tavern Keepers, Parent Society, True Patriots For America and Attachment Parenting International. Margie writes as an expert on Attachment Parenting, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, child rearing and autism. Favorite political topics include the Tea Party, gun rights, the Constitution, Israel and border safety. In addition to writing she manages the social media accounts for two small businesses. Margie holds a degree in Early Childhood Education, certification in Special Needs Education and has taken courses in Legal Assisting and Political Science. In her spare time she enjoys reading political non-fiction and biographies, making jewelry, embroidery, painting and other crafts. Margie and her husband Rob have eight children (three on the autism spectrum); ages 9-27 (seven boys and one girl!) and three perfect grandchildren. You can follow Margie on Facebook: or on Twitter at: @Margie10

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