WE ARE GOOGLE! You trust us! hehehe hahahahaha
I use Google a lot, and have for a long time. I've used Gmail exclusively since it was an early beta. I use Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive, Google Maps, and probably half a dozen other things that dont even come to mind right now. Some I use on a daily basis, others much less frequently, but I use Google for more than another any other online service. Well, aside from online games anyways.
I think that kind of means that I have over the years come to embrace many online services. But no matter how hard I try, I simply cannot see any benefit to letting Google or anyone else read my email. I mean after years and years of Goggle screaming that NOBODY is reading YOUR email, now they are going to let any Tom, Dick and Harry that claim to be a programmer to ask me if they can access my email accounts?
Has Google even thought about the uproar that is going to come from this? Or are they so blind to grabbing every last penny that they think only of the potential profits from this? Wake up Google. You promised us that NOBODY would read our email. This is the slippery slope where permission is asked for soon, but then a few years later, permission will be added into the terms and conditions of using Gmail, and then eventually anyone will be able to read anyones email, as long as they claim to be a programmer.
Hey Google! I'm a programmer. I want your CEO's email address, and his permission to use this new feature on his account so that I can read, modify AND delete his email. I might even forward some of his email to other people and places. You know my email addresses. Please send all necessary info to me ASAP! Thank you! Oh and while we are at it, why not include the email addresses of all Google executives, and board members along with permissions from each of them as well.
And thanks again Google. You are so wonderful. We will always believe everything you tell us. And now that I have put out the good word to the public yet again, please send me my check for .00000001% of your monthly profits for this month.