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Gmail App Lets People Know When You’ve Opened Their Email

Gmail App Lets People Know When You’ve Opened Their Email

Houston we have a problem.

Did you know that there is a Google Chrome application called Streak, that when installed lets you see when someone has read an email you sent? Because I didn’t.

This may be the end of Gmail as we know it.  No more causally ignoring emails – now other people can use Streak and see that you have opened their email and haven’t responded.

The creepiest part is that an email recipient doesn’t have to have Streak installed for the sender to be notified that it was opened.  So the recipient won’t get any notification that you are tracking your emails.  Ugh!

You can check out Streak here.

Allison Saltstein

Allison Saltstein is a second year evening student at Fordham Law School and an IPLJ staff member.