Jessica Guynn reports:
Privacy advocates are raising the alarm about a new feature in Google’s email service Gmail that lets Google+ users send you emails even if they don’t know your email address.
“Have you ever started typing an email to someone only to realize halfway through the draft that you haven’t actually exchanged email addresses? If you are nodding your head ‘yes’ and already have a Google+ profile, then you’re in luck, because now it’s easier for people using Gmail and Google+ to connect over email,” Google product manager David Nachum wrote in a blog post. “As an extension of some earlier improvements that keep Gmail contacts automatically up to date using Google+, Gmail will suggest your Google+ connections as recipients when you are composing a new email.”
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