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Zoe Lofgren Tries For ECPA Reform Once Again 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 …

Will Congress Finally Pass An Email Privacy Bill This Year? Will Congress Finally Pass An Email Privacy Bill This Year?
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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. …

Google Launches New Arrow Key Navigation In Gmail 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 …

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

Mega Branching Out Into Encrypted Email Soon 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 …

Is Gmail Privacy As Bad As Microsoft Says It Is? Is Gmail Privacy As Bad As Microsoft Says It Is?
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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 …

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

Twitter Goes DMARC To Fight Phishing Twitter Goes DMARC To Fight Phishing

Over a year ago, fifteen major companies joined forces to create DMARC, a “technical working group” to develop antiphishing standards. The companies were: Google, Facebook, LinkedIn AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, PayPal (eBay), Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, American Greetings, Agari, Cloudmark, …

Hotmail Replaced With Outlook.com: Smart Brand Decision? Hotmail Replaced With Outlook.com: Smart Brand Decision?
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Earlier this week, Microsoft launched Outlook.com to all users. This is a webmail offering that launched in in preview last year, but now all Hotmail users are being transitioned to the new experience. We took a closer look at the …

Valentine’s Day ‘Scroogled’ Video Has A Google ‘Cyborg’ Reading People’s Mail Valentine’s Day ‘Scroogled’ Video Has A Google ‘Cyborg’ Reading People’s Mail
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As you may know, Microsoft recently resurrected its “Scroogled” campaign against Google, attacking Gmail in the latest round. More on the campaign here, but the premise is basically that Microsoft wants Gmail users to be aware that Google serves them …

StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes
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Update: There are reports of some phishing scam emails going around based on the email described in this article, though I currently have an email in my inbox, which appears legit. I’m reaching out to StumbleUpon for additional info. Either …

Yes, Facebook May Owe You $10; That Email Isn’t a Scam Yes, Facebook May Owe You $10; That Email Isn’t a Scam
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Million and millions of U.S. Facebook users received an email last weekend that read LEGAL NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION – just like that, in all caps. It says that “a federal court authorized this notice,” and that it’s …

Gmail Now Has a Bunch of New Emoticons (Yay?) Gmail Now Has a Bunch of New Emoticons (Yay?)
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Google has just given you the ability to make your emails much cuter or much more annoying, depending on who you ask. Gmail has just added over 1,000 new emoticons for your smiling, frowning, and winking pleasure. Before the big …

If You Get an Unsolicited Email from the FBI, It’s Not the FBI If You Get an Unsolicited Email from the FBI, It’s Not the FBI

The FBI does not send unsolicited email. That’s the simple message behind a press release just issued by the government agency. They were forced to put out this release because many residents in the state of Mississippi have received a …

Microsoft Uses “Scroogled” Ads To Attack Decade-Old Gmail Feature Microsoft Uses “Scroogled” Ads To Attack Decade-Old Gmail Feature
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Microsoft is at it again with a new “Scroogled” campaign (you know, the ads where Microsoft attacks Google for things). The whole thing is a promotion for Microsoft’s Outlook.com. The basic premise is that Google serves you ads in Gmail …

Parents Sent to Sex Site Thanks to Typo in School Email Parents Sent to Sex Site Thanks to Typo in School Email
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Shock! Horror! Impending lawsuits! Parents of children who attend one of the many schools in the Chicago Public Schools system were inadvertently directed to a soft-core adult site, after the school system sent out a mass email containing one slightly …

Congrats Everyone, We’re Winning the Battle Against Spam Congrats Everyone, We’re Winning the Battle Against Spam
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Have you noticed that you’ve been receiving less emails about cheap, offshore financial opportunities and penis pills? No, spammers haven’t just decided to leave you alone. What you’re seeing is the decline of spam emails in general, worldwide. Kaspersky Lab …

Google Adds Features To New Compose Box Google Adds Features To New Compose Box

Google announced today in a brief Google+ post that Gmail users can now add labels and stars to messages from the new compose box. Gmail1 hour ago Add labels and stars in the new composeYou can now add labels and …

Email Opens Are On The Rise, Mobile Is Only Helping Email Opens Are On The Rise, Mobile Is Only Helping
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For email marketers, it sometimes doesn’t seem that it’s getting any easier to get your message delivered to people in their inboxes. Major webmail offerings like Gmail will often bury legitimate, opt-in email messages in the spam folder (and that’s …

Yahoo Mail Redesign Is Now Upon Us Yahoo Mail Redesign Is Now Upon Us
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About a month ago, reports came out that Yahoo was getting ready to launch a big redesign of Yahoo Mail to better compete with Gmail. That day has now come. The redesign was announced by CEO Marissa Mayer herself. “Email …

Gmail Labs Features Graduate To Actual Features Gmail Labs Features Graduate To Actual Features

Gmail has some new official features, as in experimental “Labs” features, which have graduated into actual features. Google announced as much in a Google+ post: Gmail1 hour ago Send and archive, Quote selected text and Default reply to all graduate …