All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Email’

Should The FBI Be Able To Monitor Online Communications In Real TIme?

As the current ECPA stands, law enforcement has the ability to obtain emails without a warrant. There are some laws currently making their way through Congress to change this, but law enforcement agencies obviously like things as they are. In fact, one agency in particular thinks it needs even more power to spy on your private communications. Slate reports that …

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Gmail for iOS Gets Swipeable Messages, New Edit Mode

Google has just launched version 2.1 of their Gmail for iOS app and it comes with two really nice improvements. First, you can now swipe to view messages, meaning that you don’t have to navigate back to the inbox. The swiping works intuitively – swipe left to bring up newer messages and right for older ones. Though swiping is fun …

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Is Email Your Business’ Answer To The Loss Of Google Reader?

Businesses have had the idea that “content is king” pounded into their brains for years. If you want to thrive online, you have to have compelling content that people want to read. The other side of that coin, however, is that you have to be able to get that content in front of them, and there are certainly plenty of …

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Sen. Patrick Leahy Introduces ECPA Reform Bill In The Senate

The House has been unusually proactive early this year in attempting to pass email privacy protections through an updated Electronic Communications Privacy Act. In fact, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing this morning to gather testimonies from Google, law experts, and law enforcement on potential fixes for the ECPA. Now the Senate is finally ready to reveal its bill …

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Gmail For Android Gets One-Tap Reply, Archiving From Notifications

Google has launched an update for Gmail for Android, which includes the ability to reply to and archive messages from notifications with a single tap. Here’s what the feature looks like: “You can combine this with existing notification features like the ability to customize which messages you receive notifications for and set up different sounds for individual labels,” Google software …

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Zoe Lofgren Tries For ECPA Reform Once Again

Alongside the much needed Aaron’s Law, Internet superhero Rep. Zoe Lofgren has reintroduced her ECPA amendment into the House for consideration. The new bill keeps many of the protections from last year’s ECPA 2.0 Act, but features a few important additions. Lofgren announced today that she has introduced the Online Communications and Geolocation Protection Act in the House. As its …

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Will Congress Finally Pass An Email Privacy Bill This Year?

An updated Electronic Communications Privacy Act, or ECPA, was a good idea proposed at the wrong time. The amendment would have protected our privacy in online communications, but its proposal at the end of the last Congress ensured its demise. With a new Congress comes a new chance to pass it, and some lawmakers are taking that chance. The Hill …

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Google Launches New Arrow Key Navigation In Gmail

Google announced in a Google Groups thread that it has added arrow key navigation to Gmail. Google technical program manager Richard John Wu writes: Now, you can use the keyboard arrow keys to navigate your labels (the navigation panel on the left that includes the Inbox, Sent Mail, and Drafts links), and also to navigate the conversation threadlist (the message …

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Virus Bulletin Backs Gmail Security Claims, Says Yahoo, Outlook.com Have Problems

Virus Bulletin has put out a report saying that its own data supports recent security claims made by Google about Gmail. Last week, Google put out a blog post claiming to have substantially reduced the amount of compromised accounts. The company said hit has reduced the number by 99.7% since 2011. Google security engineer Mike Hearn wrote: Every time you …

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Mega Branching Out Into Encrypted Email Soon

One of the major advantages of using Mega, at least according to Kim Dotcom, is that it has world class encryption that blocks anybody from snooping on the files you’re downloading. Now Dotcom wants to apply that same encryption to the world of email. The Guardian reports that Dotcom plans to launch “an end-to-end encrypted email service” in the future. …

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Is Gmail Privacy As Bad As Microsoft Says It Is?

Last week, Microsoft launched a new “Scroogled” campaign. In case you don’t recall, the company launched a campaign under that name during the holiday season, calling out Google Shopping for its paid Google Shopping model (a move that has been controversial). This time, Microsoft is using the “Scroogled” brand again to attack a decade-old feature of Google’s Gmail – the …

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Microsoft Launches Outlook.com To All. Is It Better Than Gmail?

Microsoft has announced that Outlook.com, the new webmail offering it launched in limited preview last year, is officially launching worldwide to all. According to the company, it has already amassed 60 million users in 6 months. According to a report from Bloomberg, a third of that number is made up of people who switched from Gmail for their primary free …

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