[INDOLOGY] Academia.edu and privacy issues
vasishtha.spier at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 23:05:40 UTC 2020
Dear list members,
I'm sharing this with the list since so many members also use
A while back I had an email exchange with a list member and the same day I
received an email from Academia.edu highlighting a paper by the list member
I'd just been emailing. Today I received an email from a colleague not a
member of Academia.edu. That email discussed a particular hymn and had the
hymns name in the email title. Within 15 minutes of receiving that email,
I received an email from Academia.edu highlighting an article about the
hymn I'd just been emailed about.
I use Gmail. I think this means that if you are a Academia.edu member and
also a gmail user, then Academia.edu knows who and when you email someone
or someone emails you, the title of the email and possibly the contents of
As far as I can see looking at the Gmail privacy, Gmail doesn't say they
don't share email contents and I think to join Academia.edu you have to
give them access to your contents list.
I've removed Academia.edu from access to my contacts list and hopefully
this will solve the problem.
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