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House Panel Unanimously Passes Email Privacy Amendment

The ECPA amendment that would require government agencies to obtain a warrant when accessing email hasn’t made much headway since the Senate Judiciary Committee approved it back in April. Now the House is trying to make sure email privacy is here to stay with a different strategy. The Hill reports that Rep. Kevin Yoder added an amendment to the Fiscal …

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Google, Facebook And Others Are Fighting To Protect Your Email Privacy

Remember the ECPA? The bill, and others like it, would require government officials to obtain a warrant before requesting emails and other communication data from any Internet service provider. Some in government don’t like that proposed requirement very much, and are now fighting against it. The Hill reports that the Justice Department and the SEC have formally asked the Senators …

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Yahoo Mail Still Frustrates Users A Month After Switch

Last month, Yahoo finally killed Yahoo Mail Classic, about six months after launching a major redesign for Yahoo Mail. During most of the first half of the year, users still had the option to use the old version, but starting the week of June 3rd, older versions went away, forcing users to use the redesigned experience. No big deal right? …

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Yahoo Mail Adds Multiple Account Support To iOS, Windows Apps

Yahoo announced today that it is making it possible for Yahoo Mail users to access all of their Yahoo Mail accounts from the Yahoo Mail apps for iOS and Windows 8, joining the existing functionality in the Android app. So, if you have multiple accounts, you can access all of them from the app with ease. Just log into the …

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Customer Acquisition Via Email Is Skyrocketing Compared To Other Channels

Custora has a new report out looking at ecommerce customer acquisition, finding that email continues to trend upward rapidly from year to year, and is well ahead of affiliate, banner ads, Facebook and Twitter. In fact, email had quadrupled over the past four years, according to the firm. Do you have more success acquiring customers through email or through social …

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Even After Yahoo Defends Itself, Security Expert Still Calls Email Address Plan ‘Trash’

Yahoo has raised a pretty good amount of concern regarding account security with a recently announced move to shut down inactive Yahoo IDs and email addresses and give them to other users that desire them. As previously reported, security experts and others in the industry have been criticizing the company, calling the move names like “stupid,” “moronic,” and “a terrible …

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Security Expert Call Yahoo’s Email Plan ‘Moronic’

A week ago, we reported that Yahoo was about to give away inactive email addresses. The company said it would be freeing up Yahoo IDs (and email addresses) that have been inactive for at least a year, and resetting them. The move has been called “stupid,” “terrible,” and “moronic,” to name a few adjectives, and these are coming from security …

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Texas Kind Of Protects Your Email Privacy With New Law

Before the NSA leaks, everybody thought the worst the government could do was obtain your email without a warrant. Well, they can still do that, but Texas has just made it harder for local law enforcement to do the same. Ars Technica reports that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed into law a bill that requires local and state law …

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Yahoo Is About To Give Away Inactive Email Addresses

Yahoo announced today that it is freeing up Yahoo IDs (and email addresses) that have been inactive for at least a year, and resetting them. What this means is that they are creating a new land rush for Yahoo email addresses as if it were the 90s. Users will be able to get simple addresses like albert@yahoo.com instead of albert9330399@yahoo.com. …

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A Lot Of People Seem To Have A Problem With The New Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail Classic is now dead. Yahoo Mail users, as of Monday, no longer have the option of using the old version, and must instead use the new version, which Yahoo reminds them, serves ads based on the content of their emails, much like Google’s Gmail has always done. As one might imagine, a lot of users are less than …

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Some Obama Administration Officials Have Secret Email Addresses [Report]

President Obama’s appointees to various government agencies use a secret email unknown to anyone outside of government, according to a report released today. The AP reports that some of Obama’s appointees, including Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, were given a secret email address. The news agency discovered the existence of these secret emails after a thorough review …

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Google Launches New Inbox For Gmail

Google has unveiled a new inbox for Gmail on both desktop and mobile, saying it “puts you back in control” thanks to “simple” and “easy” organization. It separates your incoming messages into categories by tabs: Primary, Social, Promotions and Updates. “On the desktop, the new inbox groups your mail into categories which appear as different tabs,” explains Itamar Gilad, Product …

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