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WashPost: NSA is Collecting Your Friends Lists

According to the Washington Post‘s latest documents provided by ex-contractor Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency routinely “harvests” the contact lists from email accounts, social media accounts, and instant messengers, some of which belong to American citizens. This is the first revelation of any kind of metadata surveillance that intercepts address books and “buddy lists.” The data is intercepted as …

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Apparently Microsoft Recycles Email Addresses Too

Yahoo has been making headlines in recent weeks thanks to an account recycling program it implemented recently, and the apparent security issues that have come along with it. It turns out that Microsoft has pretty much been doing the same thing for years. It also turns out that there have been similar security issues there as well. Back in June, …

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Hotmail Officially Dead, Rolled Into Outlook

In the late 90s, Hotmail was the most popular online email service available. Though Yahoo email and Gmail later arrived to give the service significant competition, Hotmail remained widely used for over 16 years. Now, Hotmail has become another relic of the early internet. Microsoft this week announced that Hotmail is officially gone. The service has been rolled into Microsoft’s …

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Hotmail Replaced With Outlook.com: Smart Brand Decision?

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 new offering here. David Law, the director of product management had to say about the transition from Hotmail: The upgrade …

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Gmail Is Now Bigger Than Hotmail

Google said in June that it had 425 million unique users a month (an increase of 75 million from the number the company reported in January). Google has reportedly claimed the top webmail spot based on its own internal numbers, but GigaOm has now shared some comScore data from October indicating that the third party now has Google ahead of …

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Yahoo Password Breach Is Worse Than Originally Thought

We brought you news this morning that Yahoo Voices was hacked and over 450,000 usernames and passwords were leaked onto the Internet. The initial report stated that most of passwords came from Yahoo or Gmail email addresses. After analyzing the dump, a security company have found it to be worse than initially thought. Security company Rapid7 provided a break down …

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Microsoft Kills Windows Live Branding

With Windows 8 just around the corner, Microsoft is re-thinking where its cloud services will fit into the mix. As a result, Microsoft has decided to kill the “live” branding it places around those services. In its place will be the new, simply named, Microsoft Account. Yesterday on the Microsoft Deveveloper Network “Building Windows 8″ blog, Steven Sinofsky, president of …

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Yahoo! Updates Mail for Android

Yahoo! has just updated their Yahoo! Mail for Android App, offering multiple new ways to customize notifications, amongst other modifications. Users can now option notifications with sound, vibrate or silent, and can add a status bar. Also what’s new is the “select all” checkbox, similar to the former “edit” option, for users to select and manage multiple emails at once. …

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Hotmail’s Spam Protection Amongst Best in Business

According to this Gadgetwise column in the New York Times, Microsoft’s Hotmail offers the best spam protection in the business. SITI, or spam in the inbox, rates have been reduced to record lows, with the advancement of Hotmail’s Smartscreen technology. Reportedly, Microsoft has been able to keep SITI rates down to below 3%. Microsoft also states that user complaints relative …

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Hotmail Gets Deal Ads Instead Of Old School Display Ads

The deals services of today are essentially glorified email marketing. Groupon gets credit for turning the concept in to a huge mainstream trend, and deals are certainly accessible in other ways, but all in all, it’s still email marketing. As long as users are accessing their deals through email, it makes sense then that an email service provider, which already …

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