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Google Reportedly Wants to Make Email Encryption Easier, But Don't Hold Your Breath

Email encryption is a great way to keep snoops out. Too bad it's not a realistic option as a built-in feature for Gmail. Full Story »
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You Got Spam Mail: Slew of AOL Email Accounts Fall Prey to Spoofing Attack

The undead are rising from their graves--or at least a legion of long-forgotten AOL email addresses are.

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Enterprise Who? Google Says Little About Apps, Business Cloud Services in Q1 Report

An executive on the earnings call pooh-poohed the need for differentiation in the enterprise cloud computing market

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Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping

The service has started accepting registrations for its upcoming beta testing period

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Google Updates Terms of Service to Reflect its Scanning of Users' Emails

Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized search results and other features.

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Microsoft Ends Free Custom Email Domain Support for Outlook.com

The nearly 10-year free ride is over for a standout, yet little-known Microsoft service. With as little fanfare as the feature itself received, Microsoft is ending Outlook.com sign-ups for its custom domain service.

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Yahoo email anti-spoofing policy breaks mailing lists

Yahoo moved to a more aggressive DMARC policy that creates email delivery issues on mailing lists for yahoo.com users, email experts said

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Vine Makes Video-Sharing More Private with Messages Update

Messaging apps are all the rage, but can Vine succeed where Instagram Direct faltered?

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Google Amends Terms to Clarify That Data is Analyzed for Ads

The company seeks to add greater clarity around its scanning of data such as email content

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Google Trumpets Extra Encryption for Gmail, but Stays Mum on Other Apps

While touting an additional security layer to protect Gmail users against snooping, Google remains vague on its other apps

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After Outcry, Microsoft Changes Course and Won't Access User Data in Theft Probes

Instead, the company will refer the matter to law enforcement agencies

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Just Previewing Email Can Give Attackers Control of Your PC, Microsoft Warns

Attackers are actively exploiting a newly discovered Microsoft Word vulnerability that could be used to gain remote access of your PC, Microsoft warned Monday and even worse, the exploit can be triggered by opening or merely previewing a malicious email using Outlook's default settings.

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Worried About the Government? Internet Giants Also Dip Their Hands in the Cookie Jar

Internet companies can access your data even as they secure it from intrusion by others

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Microsoft Tweaks Privacy Policies After Email Spying Backlash

Outlook.com email should be private, Microsoft said in a recent blog post that then went on to explain why it violated that belief in privacy for at least one user.

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Google Tightens HTTPS Protections in Gmail in Light of Government Snooping

Users are no longer given the option to turn off HTTPS