Originally Posted by Gmash
I would call that a puff piece more than a clarification. Scanning your email to see what you are talking about so they can send you targeted ads is more than just the normal going through Google servers that the article seems to imply.
Not just targeted ads but also info for google now to work. I expect it in their terms of privacy as well as in the other email services. I just think the articles that make a big deal about it are taking selected snippets without considering the context for the sake of sensationalism.