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Hey! Thanks, Google!

Tech whiz kids really are making the world a better place!

Google just made it really easy for strangers to email you

You no longer need someone’s email address to send them an email. At least, that will soon be the case if you want to email another Google+ user. A new Gmail “feature” will let you simply type in anyone’s name into Gmail’s “to” field and send them an email. Google announced the new Google+ integration on its Gmail blog today, but company representatives have clarified that — by default — anyone on its social network will be able to send messages to your Gmail inbox.Read more..

Fortunately, there will be a way for you to opt out (read the article to find the setting), which you’re going want to do, as I think the only people who are going to do this are spammers (and my guess is, they’ll do it a LOT.)


(Hey, Google? Google Plus is never going to compete with Facebook, any more than I can flap my arms and fly.. Smell the coffee.)

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January 10, 2014 - Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, e-mail, Google, Internet, News | , , , , , ,


  1. Hey Paul,

    Thanks, Google. Now my life is complete..


    Comment by delenn13 | January 10, 2014 | Reply

  2. Hey Paul,

    LOL…Thanks to WordPress too. for removing my “sarcasm HTML”.


    Comment by delenn13 | January 10, 2014 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Yes. “Sharing” has never been easier (just so long as you follow allowed formats and protocols..!).


      Comment by techpaul | January 10, 2014 | Reply

  3. Hi Paul,

    Just thought you might find this video interesting. I don’t think this has been posted here…

    ▶ Google is Going to Blackmail You – YouTube


    Comment by delenn13 | January 13, 2014 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Though that video is ‘adult’, (and maybe uses some poor taste) it does tell me that at least a few folks out there have their thinking caps on; and I’m glad to see it. I hope people will watch it, and put their thinking caps on too.

      .. loved the line about Facebook..

      Folks, I recommend using startpage as your default search provider.


      Comment by techpaul | January 13, 2014 | Reply

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