Glenn Beck's New Email Service to Compete with Gmail
Conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck announced his new email service today during his Internet TV show.
Beck's service will be called "1791 Email" and won’t scan emails or create targeted ads as Google's Gmail does, notes TheBlaze.com.
“I’m introducing today a new service for you. It’s a private 1791.com address of your very own. Your name @1791.com as your email address,” said Beck, who also markets "1791" jeans to his faithful followers.
“We’re a company that will guarantee that you will never, ever, ever have your emails scanned. We will never share the list, you’ll never see an advertisement that you’re like, ‘Wait a minute, hold it, how do you know that I’ve been looking for that car?’”
“We’re not surrendering any lists, any emails, anything, without a warrant, and we will never scan your emails, period. Because we happen to believe in that little document produced in 1791," added Beck.
Beck got the "1791" name from the Bill of Rights, which was ratified in 1791. His new email service will be free for current TheBlaze TV Plus subscribers.
However, the "without a warrant" part doesn't make 1791.com email much different than any other U.S. email service, which has given up users' information after being served with a warrant by the U.S. government.
Currently, Google is fighting a class action lawsuit that claims the tech giant "unlawfully opens up, reads, and acquires the content of people's private email messages" in violation of California's privacy laws and U.S. wiretapping laws, reports USA Today.
However, Google says the process is fully automated and "no humans read your email."