The Quint: Google in Snooze Mode as Third Parties Caught Pilfering User Data. “According to a Wall Street Journal Report, some third-party app developers had gained access to users’ data on Gmail and were able to read whatever data was available online! Google recently came out with a rebuttal saying that it was only vetting third-party apps and not reading the data. Many might believe what Google is saying, but the rabbit hole goes deeper. Here’s a closer look at this whole mess that Google has got itself in.” I have mentioned this issue before, but this article is an excellent overview/explainer. Beware of LOUD AUTOPLAY VIDEO. Sheesh.