Google Alerts Police Because Of What It Sees In Man’s Email
John Henry Skillern of Houston was arrested by police for possession of child pornography because Google saw his email.
Police told KHOU-TV that Google has spotted three allegedly pornographic images of children in Skillern’s email and had tipped off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
“He was trying to get around getting caught, he was trying to keep it inside his email. I can’t see that information, I can’t see that photo, but Google can,” Det. David Nettles told KHOU.
Skillern, 41, who works at Denny’s and is a registered sex offender, was arrested after police obtained a warrant. Police say they found more evidence of child pornography on Skillern’s devices…
Google has never made a secret of the fact that it scans email content. Its Terms of Service was updated in April to explain that the company’s “automated systems analyze your content (including emails).”