No, Google did not say that there is no privacy in Gmail

The case that Google is currently defending itself in is a class action lawsuit arguing that Gmail’s feature for scanning emails to target ads goes against wiretap laws. It’s technically accurate that Google used the quote in its legal defense, but using that fact to claim that Google has completely given up on user privacy is both sensational and disingenuous. The company is, after all, bound to its own privacy policy.

Update: Nilay Patel of The Verge has written a really good piece on this topic.