News Gmail now pushing Enhanced Safe Browsing — what you need to know

Jul 19, 2023
Enhanced security calls for an enhanced privacy policy.

Monitoring people's downloads across devices sounds like a good thing, but I don't see any guarantee that the data will be used only for what they say they intend to use it for. There's not even a general "Only for security purposes" notice.

I don't mind helping out the community and catching upcoming threats, but without assurances of what Google is going to do with the data, I have a hard time imagining they're not going to monetize it. For example, they already know what everyone downloads from their app store and are able to predict trends in the market and head off rising competition. Now, they'll know what is being downloaded everywhere else.