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  • Busted: Emails Recovered on IRS Official Who Plead 5th & ‘Lost’ Hard Drive Prove She’s Hiding Info

    07/09/2014 8:19:46 PM PDT · by First_Salute · 29 replies
    IJReview ^ | 07/09/2014 | Kyle Becker
    [Some] Emails recovered ... show that [Lois Lerner] was wanting to make sure that the IRS’ internal messaging system ["OCS"] was set-up to make sure her info was not traceable, trackable or storeable. [Lerner 04/09/2013 e-mail cc to Nanette Downing, Director of Exempt Organizations Examinations:] "I was cautioning folks about e-mail and how we have had several occasions where Congress has asked for e-mails ... we need to be cautious about what we say..."
  • U.S. top court rejects Google bid to drop Street View privacy case [illegal Wi-Fi wiretap]

    06/30/2014 10:07:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 30, 2014 | BY LAWRENCE HURLEY
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Google Inc's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of violating federal wiretap law when it accidentally collected emails and other personal data while building its popular Street View program. The justices left intact a September 2013 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which refused to exempt Google from liability under the federal Wiretap Act for having inadvertently intercepted emails, user names, passwords and other data from private Wi-Fi networks to create Street View, which provides panoramic views of city streets. The lawsuit arose soon after the Mountain...
  • IRS Spent $4.4 Billion on IT: But IRS Commissioner says Agency lacked funds to save emails

    06/27/2014 12:12:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/27/2014 | Mary Lou Byrd
    The IRS under the Obama Administration has spent over $4 billion on contracts labeled under information technology and software despite IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifying this week that budgetary restraints prevented the agency from spending $10 million to save and store emails. Koskinen said “declining budget resources” at the IRS caused the agency decided to reject spending the $10 million needed to ensure emails were properly secured. A review of IRS spending by the Free Beacon shows the agency has spent a massive amount on what it labeled as IT/software and data processing contracts in the past five fiscal years....
  • Email: VA Doctors Have Nothing To Do At Work

    06/25/2014 2:55:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/25/14 | Patrick Howley
    Doctors at the Philadelphia Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office are sitting around with nothing to do, despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of U.S. veterans continue to wait for medical appointments. “Urgent! Need work for In-house Physicians,” wrote the Office’s assistant veterans service center manager Ameen Khabir in the subject line of a June 19 email to colleagues, which he placed on “High” importance. The Regional Office is responsible for processing compensation, benefits, employment and insurance claims. More than 276,000 veteran benefit claims across the country are still backlogged, having been waiting for more than 125 days....
  • Emails: IRS Official [Lerner] Sought Audit of GOP Senator [Grassley]

    06/25/2014 2:07:57 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 121 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 25, 2014 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    <p>Congressional investigators have uncovered emails showing that a former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the tea party investigation sought an audit of a Republican senator in December 2012.</p>
  • Report: Lois Lerner Tried to Get a Sitting GOP Senator In IRS Trouble (Update: Email Added)

    06/25/2014 2:08:24 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 104 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 25, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Chad Pergram works for Fox News, and has been covering the IRS scandal. On Twitter he just dropped a bombshell. #BREAKING: #IRS email dump to Congress reveal Lois Lerner sought to have Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA) referred for IRS examination. — Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 25, 2014 Sources tell Fox #IRS‘s Lerner came across invitation for Grassley to event. Lerner then referred Grassley for probe. — Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 25, 2014 Camp: At every turn, Lerner was using the IRS as a tool for political purposes in defiance of taxpayer rights. — Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 25, 2014
  • IRS Email Jeopardy: The agency had a legal obligation to retain the records it lost

    06/24/2014 6:36:48 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2014 | Wall Street Journal Editorial Page
    The IRS is spinning a tale of bureaucratic incompetence to explain the vanishing emails from former Tax Exempt Organizations doyenne Lois Lerner and six other IRS employees. We have less faith by the minute that there is an innocent explanation for this failure to cooperate with Congress, but even if true it doesn't matter. The IRS was under a legal obligation to retain the information because of a litigation hold.
  • Lerner refuses to testify, refuses to produce emails - compel her to testify or jail her!

    06/24/2014 11:38:59 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 100 replies
    June 24, 2014
    <p>Lerner refuses to testify, refuses to produce emails - compel her to testify regarding the recipients, senders, subjects and contents of the "lost" email conversations or jail her for contempt of congress.</p> <p>How far up the ladder does this criminal conspiracy go?</p>
  • Guess how the press is reacting to IRS’s commissioner’s implausible testimony [Nothing to see here]

    06/24/2014 7:55:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Guess how the press reacting to IRS’s commissioner’s implausible testimonyAt a marathon hearing on Monday night, congressional investigators grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over the nature of the targeting scandal and the agency’s recent revelations that it lost two years’ worth of email communications from former executive Lois Lerner. The hearing was contentious with Republicans accusing Koskinen of charges ranging from ignorance of the law to the active misleading of Congress. Democrats, meanwhile, played defense by shielding the agency and the White House from criticism while accusing their GOP colleagues of playing politics. The hearing was a significant event...
  • Questions and Answers on Lost Emails in I.R.S. Scandal

    06/23/2014 4:10:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 23, 2014 | By DAVID S. JOACHIM
    Q. Even if Ms. Lerner’s hard drive crashed, how could her emails have just disappeared? Weren’t they backed up? A. Apparently not, at least not permanently. Before it changed its storage policies last year, the I.R.S. backed up emails onto old-fashioned tape drives. Every six months, it would reuse those tapes, thus erasing the previous batch. Q. Oh come on. Really? Even my Gmail account archives everything. A. Many government agencies and big corporations still use older email systems that aren’t in the “cloud” the way that Gmail is. They may have tens of thousands of employees, as the I.R.S....
  • Lois Lerner’s Emails are all Available with One Phone Call

    06/23/2014 4:00:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 23, 2014 | by David Peavy
    ... Doubtless some readers will ask, “What is a Fusion Center?” Imagine a cubical farm not unlike that which you find in a call center, an insurance company’s sales office, or an Information Technology department. The outwardly visible difference being that all of the workers have a badge upon their belt, some have a firearm, and all the polo shirts have an emblem upon the breast. The emblem is usually that of a state police agency. Yesterday your author emailed an old family friend named Johnny Isakson. Isakson, in addition to being the junior United States senator from the great...
  • Email Shows IRS Official Was Pretty Happy About Obama Publicly Singling Out Conservative "Secret

    06/23/2014 1:33:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 6/23/14 | Katie Pavlich
    An email recently released by the House Oversight Committee shows IRS official Sarah Ingram was pretty excited about President Obama publicly speaking out against conservative groups with "secret donors." The email was sent from Ingram to Lois Lerner and others inside the tax agency after a glowing piece was published in the New York Times about the IRS and the trouble it was having with new tax exempt applicants and groups in light of the 2010 Citizen's United ruling. "The 'secret donor' theme will continue -- see Obama salvo and today's Diane Reeham (sp). At least SS started the idea...
  • Here is why all of Lois Learner's email in the 1st half of 2011 should be available...

    06/22/2014 2:54:04 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 12 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | 06/22/14 | Bluegrass Pundit
    The IRS claims they can recover Lois Lerner's email from 2011 and earlier because Lerner's hard drive crashed and they only backed up for 6 months and then reused the data tapes. That seems to be a stupid explanation, but for the sake of this discussion, let's stretch credibility and assume the IRS and Lerner are completely truthful. The IRS claims they only have 6 months of email back up at anytime.  Prior to the eruption of the IRS controversy last spring, the IRS had a policy of backing up the data on its email server (which runs Microsoft...
  • The Obama administration's other email scandal: The EPA

    06/22/2014 10:14:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/22/2014 | Rick Moran
    The Lois Lerner email flap isn't the only problem the administration has with record keeping. Chris Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute has filed a lawsuit against the NSA in response to the agency's refusal to comply with two FOIA requests concerning EPA correspondence. Horner is seeking  “metadata” from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s "phone communications, email and text messages," according to this article in Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal: In advance of her Senate confirmation, McCarthy told lawmakers she was uncomfortable with instant messaging and thus did not use EPA’s “IM” system. But text messaging, Horner said, is something her phone bills...
  • IRS contracted with email archiving company in 2005

    06/21/2014 5:33:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Is that a smoking gun  I smell?  It turns out the IRS contracted with a company that provides email backup services starting in 2005.  This first came to light in the Twitter feed of moregenr, who noticed that the IRS appears on the client list of email  archiving service provider Sonasoft. The IRS is listed as a customer of Sonasoft software - "Email Archiving Done Right" http://t.co/DoRYpk6n2R— Morgen (@morgenr) June 20, 2014 This was was picked up by Peter Suderman of Reason, who writes: The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005,according to FedSpending.org,...
  • Live Thread: Investigation of IRS Targeting (Lerner Emails)

    06/20/2014 6:12:28 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    http://www.c-span.org/ ^ | June 20, 2014 | C-span
    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' criteria to process applications of tax-exempt organizations.
  • A.B. Stoddard: What is the IRS hiding?

    06/20/2014 3:00:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-18-14 | A. B. Stoddard
    My parents didn’t spend much time warning us kids about vandalism, petty theft or mail fraud, but much was made of the attention and focus we would need as adults when it came to our finances, because the Internal Revenue Service could pounce at any time. “If you ever get audited” were chilling words that frightened me, as I was certain I could never, ever produce the requisite documentation to defend myself and would be mortally ashamed when I had to suffer the legal consequences. My mother, who ran her own business, lamented the time it took her to copy...
  • Lois Lerner email cover-up may succeed: Somewhere, Richard Nixon is chuckling bitterly to himself.

    06/19/2014 7:15:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/19/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Somewhere, Richard Nixon is chuckling bitterly to himself. When it comes to burying scandal, Tricky Dick was an amateur compared to the gang in the White House today. Obama and Company may well succeed in weaponizing the IRS to hobble his opposition in the 2012 election and escaping the second article of impeachment that Nixon faced.You can forget about unleashing data recovery experts on the hard drive containing Lois Lerner’s emails – that hard drive has been destroyed. Richard Bade reports in Politico: Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s crashed hard drive has been recycled, making it likely the lost emails of...
  • GOP fury after report claims IRS 'recycled' Lerner hard drive

    06/19/2014 3:42:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 138 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | FoxNews.com
    The top Republican on one of the House committees investigating the IRS targeting scandal reacted furiously late Wednesday to a report that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner's hard drive had been recycled, making it likely that many emails sent to and from Lerner prior to the summer of 2011 will never be recovered. The Politico report cited two anonymous sources, as well as Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who confirmed that the Senate Finance Committee had been told that the hard drive had been discarded. "If the IRS truly got rid of evidence in a way that violated the Federal Records Act...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-06-18 : The IRS Scandal Just Got Much Worse

    06/18/2014 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 53 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-06-18 | Newt Gingrich
    . June 18, 2014 Newt Gingrich We are watching the most significant crisis of constitutional order since Watergate, the last time an administration broke the law deliberately and repeatedly. And none of the current cases look more Nixonian than what has been happening at the IRS. Thirteen months ago, President Obama stood before the American people, acknowledged that the IRS had “improperly screened conservative groups,” and promised to get to the bottom of the matter and to “hold the responsible parties accountable.” “It’s inexcusable,” he said, “and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about...
  • The Real Story of the IRS Scandal: How the MSM Spins the Story of the Lost eMails

    06/18/2014 6:21:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    ‘Congressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea-party controversy.” That’s the opening sentence of the Associated Press story on the IRS’s claim that it lost an unknown number of e-mails over two years relating to the agency’s alleged targeting of political groups hostile to the president. But note how the AP casts the story: The investigators — Republican lawmakers — are outraged. Is it really so hard to imagine that if this were a Republican administration, the story wouldn’t be the...
  • Exclusive: Former IRS Information Tech Worker Doubts Agency’s Claim to have ‘Lost’ Lerner’s Emails

    06/18/2014 6:19:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | June 16, 2014 - 3:25 pm | by Bryan Preston
    Hardly anyone accepts the IRS’ claim to have lost two years of Lois Lerner’s emails. Those most familiar with government record retention requirements, and the technology used, probably are the most skeptical. The supposedly lost emails cover January 2009 to April 2011, the period when Lerner is suspected of targeting conservative groups with heightened and invasive scrutiny. Those emails also pertain to communications Lerner may have had with agencies other than the Internal Revenue Service. That’s key, because many suspect that the Obama White House knew about, and may have coordinated, the targeting. Democrats in Congress including Rep. Elijah Cummings...
  • Here’s how the IRS lost emails from key witness Lois Lerner (media in full coverup mode)

    06/17/2014 8:50:25 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    On Friday, the Internal Revenue Service informed Congressional investigators that it could not recover two years of emails from Lois Lerner, the former head of the agency's tax-exempt status department. Lerner has been at the center of the investigation into how and why the IRS applied additional scrutiny to the tax-exempt applications of Tea Party-affiliated organizations.
  • Why Darrell Issa just asked the IRS to hand over a hard drive

    06/17/2014 3:53:06 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 17, 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    Here are the items Issa is asking the IRS to produce: + All back-up tapes, external drives, thumb drives, or other storage media the IRS used to capture, archive, back up, or otherwise record e-mails sent or received by Lerner from Jan. 1, 2009, to Sept. 23, 2013. + All hard drives, external drives, thumb drives, and computers Lerner used from Jan. 1, 2009, to Sept.23, 2013. + All electronic communication devices the IRS issued to Lerner from Jan. 1, 2009, to Sept. 23, 2013. + All electronic files, including, but not limited to, .pst files, relating to the IRS...
  • IRS regulations require emails that are “federal records” to be stored in separate, permanent system

    06/17/2014 2:40:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/17/2014 | AllahPundit
    A little something extra on The Mysterious Case of Lois Lerner’s Hard Drive. There seem to be two different IRS regs governing e-mails. The Daily Caller already flagged one of them, “Emails as Possible Federal Records,” section 1.10.3.2.3. Subsection 3 states in part: If you create or receive email messages during the course of your daily work, you are responsible for ensuring that you manage them properly. The Treasury Department’s current email policy requires emails and attachments that meet the definition of a federal record be added to the organization’s files by printing them (including the essential transmission data)...
  • House committee subpoenas head of IRS to testify on lost Lois Lerner emails

    06/17/2014 1:20:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/17/2014
    A House committee probing the IRS targeting scandal has subpoenaed Commissioner John Koskinen to testify over the agency’s claims it cannot locate a trove of emails belonging to Lois Lerner, the former agency official at the heart of the scandal. The IRS outraged congressional investigators Friday by saying it cannot find many of Lerner's emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed during the summer of that year. Lerner headed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. The IRS acknowledged last year that agents had improperly scrutinized applications for tax-exempt status by Tea Party and other conservative groups....
  • Estrada Pleads Guilty in Gov. Martinez's Hacked Email Case

    06/16/2014 5:56:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 6/16 | Kristen Garcia
    Jamie Estrada, 41, of Los Lunas, N.M., pleaded guilty Monday to the unlawful interception of electronic communications and false statement charges arising out of the unlawful interception of wire communications intended for others, including New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and members of her staff. Estrada briefly served as campaign manager in 2009, as Martinez was beginning her bid for governor. The Republican won election in 2010 and took office in January 2011. “Each and every one of us has a right and an expectation of privacy in our electronic communications, including our emails, and those who violate the law by...
  • No one buying claim that Lois Lerner’s IRS emails were lost

    06/16/2014 10:50:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Last Friday afternoon, the Internal Revenue Service claimed that Lois Lerner, a former executive tasked with overseeing tax-exemption applications, lost thousands of emails after her computer crashed. Many of those emails, the tax collection agency claimed, could not be recovered. This convenient excuse for failing to comply with a request from House investigators is not sitting well with some in the journalistic community. “Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?” CNN’s John King asked his panel of political reporters on Monday. “Do you believe in Santa Claus? Do you believe that Lois Lerner’s emails suddenly went ‘poof?’” King added...
  • How Can I Get Rid Of An Email

    06/16/2014 9:43:19 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 35 replies
    6/16/2014 | MoseKnows
    How Do I Get Rid Of An Email? I believed there was no sure way to eliminate an embarrassing Email or Internet posting. However, according to some recent news reports the IRS has discovered a way to eliminate select Emails.
  • The Dog Ate My E-Mails, for Two Years [R-I-I-I-G-H-T !!]

    06/16/2014 6:37:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/16/2014 | John Fund
    Who knew that the Obama administration had a penchant for black humor? Earlier this year, in February, President Obama told Bill O’Reilly during an interview on Fox News that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal involving the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups. In July 2103, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew foreshadowed his boss’s nonchalance by insisting that there was “no evidence” that any political appointee had been involved in the scandal. Now we may know why. After months of delay in responding to congressional inquiries, the IRS now claims that, for the period of January...
  • IT experts call BS on IRS claim to have lost Lois Lerner emails

    06/15/2014 12:48:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/15/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The cover-up is always worse than the crime, the conclusion drawn from Watergate, does not seem to have been learned by the IRS or whoever directed it to make the claim late Friday that emails from Lois Lerner to outside agencies (including most notably the White House) were lost in a computer “crash.” That claim is risible according to various experts. Jason Howerton of The Blaze interviewed veteran IT expert Norman Cillo, “an Army veteran who worked in intelligence and a former program manager at Microsoft,” who laid out six reasons, complete with charts, why he believes Congress is being...
  • 18 1/2 Minutes vs. 2 Years: Which Is Worse? Comparing Nixon's Tapes to Lois Lerner's Lost e-Mails

    06/14/2014 8:28:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/14/2014 | Roger Kimball
    Writing yesterday about the IRS’s amazing loss of more than two years of Lois Lerner’s emails (“Where’d they go? They were here just a minute ago!”), I wondered in passing how the Extended White House Public Relations Office, e.g., the New York Times, MSNBC, et al. would handle the news. The Nixon White House, you’ll recall, found quite a lot of the morning’s scrambled on its collective countenance when 18 and 1/2 minutes of audio tape somehow—somehow!—went missing as the Watergate scandal unfolded around the president. What a godsend to the guardians of our “Right to Know” Watergate was! Day...
  • Thunderbird ( Mozilla ) Email replacement(?) "Fossamail"

    06/07/2014 10:15:48 AM PDT · by taildragger · 17 replies
    PaleMoon ^ | taildragger
    Welcome to the FossaMail homepage! FossaMail is an Open Source, Mozilla Thunderbird-based mail, news and chat client for Windows, brought to you by the Pale Moon developer (and therefore not affiliated with the Mozilla Corporation). It is an optimized and reconfigured re-build of Mozilla Thunderbird ESR.
  • Life after email at DoD

    05/13/2014 5:13:08 AM PDT · by SLB · 17 replies
    C4ISR Net ^ | 12 May 2014 | AMBER CORRIN
    Still using email? You might already be behind the curve. Despite the fact that the Defense Department is well into a broad transition to defense enterprise email – with the Army fully migrated, the Air Force partially moved and several Pentagon executive offices on board – at least one top defense official believes email is on its way out. However, that does not mean it’s already known what comes after email. “I’m not sure what the medium is going to be, that’s what we’ve got to build now,” said Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, director of the Defense Information...
  • Internal Emails: State Dept. Immediately Attributed Benghazi Attacks to Terrorist Group

    05/01/2014 9:50:56 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | May 1, 2014 | by Sharyl Attkisson,
    A newly-released government email indicates that within hours of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya; the State Department had already concluded with certainty that the Islamic militia terrorist group Ansar al Sharia was to blame. The private, internal communication directly contradicts the message that President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice and White House press secretary Jay Carney repeated publicly over the course of the next several weeks. They often maintained that an anti-Islamic YouTube video inspired a spontaneous demonstration that escalated into violence. The email is entitled “Libya...
  • Outbox vs. USPS: How the Post Office Killed Digital Mail

    04/30/2014 5:27:15 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 41 replies
    Inside Sources .com ^ | April 28, 2014 | Derek Khanna
    Baehr and Will Davis, were summoned to Washington for a meeting with the Postmaster General. Evan and Will wondered what it could be, “They must have seen the recent coverage in CNBC, maybe they’ll help our company expand?” Or, “maybe they wanted the traditional photo opportunity and positive media buzz that political actors care so much about. Surely their company made the Post Office look good, right?” But when the Postmaster General came out to meet them, the stark reality became clear, they weren’t interested in a photo-op. As Evan and Will describe it: “This 30-minute meeting was the end...
  • HHS Spends $123.2 Million Per Year on ‘Email Services’ [$146 per month for each employee]

    04/22/2014 7:54:20 AM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | April 22, 2014
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spends roughly $123.2 million per year to provide “email services” for its 70,000 employees, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Buried in a footnote of a recently released GAO report on the agency’s coordination with the nonprofit group Enroll America, the congressional watchdog detailed the high operating costs associated with running the department’s email. “HHS told us that HHS pays $146.64 per month per user for email; that this charge covers connectivity, storage, and other e-mail services; and that this charge is independent of the number of emails that are sent...
  • Web Mail Providers and Encryption

    04/16/2014 11:10:43 AM PDT · by This Just In · 26 replies
    April 16, 2014 | This Just In
    Good day, My family and I are currently searching for another email provider. We are seeking a service which uses SMTP-TLS in order to protect their clients privacy. Any suggestions/recommendations? Does anyone use FastMail? Thanks, TJI
  • Lois Lerner 2013 e-mail: Maybe I can land an office job at Organizing For Action

    04/09/2014 1:55:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/9/14 | Allahpundit
    Organizing For Action is, of course, the group founded by Team Obama in 2009 after he was sworn in to push his agenda while in office. It’s the successor to Obama For America, his 2008 campaign outfit. The first OFA got him elected, the second OFA is supposed to help get his policies through Congress. Here’s who was running the scrupulously impartial IRS Exempt Organizations Division that targeted dozens of tea-party nonprofits for extra scrutiny. Was she joking or wasn’t she? That’s the juiciest bit released today by the House Ways and Means Committee, which voted — along party lines,
  • Democrat’s Fundraising Email on Climate Change Shows Why Congress Has Deplorable Approval Rating

    03/30/2014 7:06:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 3/28/14 | Jack Shareburg
    Fundraising emails frequently offer an amusing glimpse into the thinking and strategy of a political party. Remember earlier this month when Democrat senators took to the floor for an overnight session about “climate change”? The very concerned senators warned of grave consequences of human activity, painted pictures of global catastrophe, and chided critics and “deniers” of “settled science.” And then proposed exactly zero words of legislation in a chamber they control. **SNIP** Now comes a fundraising email from Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA): We must rise to the challenge, but too many people are standing in our way.
  • New Emails Point to IRS Officials Targeting Political Groups

    03/07/2014 3:10:32 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 3-6-14 | FRANCES MARTELL
    The Congressional investigation into whether the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups for persecution ended today on a controversial note after former official Lois Lerner refused to answer questions. The rough day for the investigation followed the release of emails corroborating political targeting of groups. The emails, obtained by the House's investigative committee, indicated that Lerner, in her official capacity, aimed to target political groups out of concern that the Citizens United ruling would lead to more suspicious or inappropriate tax filings. The ruling repealed much of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act and allowed individuals and political groups to...
  • Yahoo reports breach of some email accounts

    01/30/2014 4:23:29 PM PST · by John W · 31 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Karma Allen
    <p>Yahoo reported on Thursday that some of its users' e-mail accounts may have been targeted in a security breach of a third-party database.</p> <p>"Recently, we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts," the company said in a blog post on its Tumblr site. "Upon discovery, we took immediate action to protect our users, prompting them to reset passwords on impacted accounts."</p>
  • CODEVILLA: Government’s secret backdoor to your email

    01/20/2014 12:26:25 PM PST · by ransomnote · 12 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | By Angelo M. Codevilla
    The NSA orchestrated Internet vulnerabilities against the directive of Congress Every child learns not to touch a neighbor’s mailbox. “That’s a federal crime,” he’s told, and for good reason. However, the transactions and love-hate letters that used to go through physical mailboxes now go through electronic ones. The U.S. government cannot protect their privacy. What the laws and customs that surround the U.S. mail once did is now done by encryption. Government’s own role is problematic, because many of its various agencies want to look into our mailboxes by defeating encryption. We can understand how serious a matter this is...
  • Kerry Kennedy Christmas card e-mail sparks e-fight

    01/01/2014 5:12:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/31/13
    **SNIP** The brouhaha started when Kennedy, who’s president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center, blasted out a holiday card with an image of her family, a biblical quote and “Merry Christmas.” Even though the recipients were bcc’d, thanks to a tech glitch, anyone who responded by hitting “Reply All” sent their message plus e-mail address to Kennedy’s full distribution list. **SNIP** But as an unending stream of trite responses clogged inboxes, a war of words broke out. “Please remove me from mass e-mails to Kerry in reply to her christmas card,” snapped activist Valerie Sklarevsky. “Please REMOVE ME FROM YOUR...
  • Got an email from the FBI...

    12/27/2013 6:59:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 90 replies
    12/27/13 | Vanity
    FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI. WASHINGTON DC. ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION FBI HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION J. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING 935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001 Attention: Beneficiary, Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $3.5,000,000,00 Million us dollars due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who...
  • University sends email to alumni equating the tea party with the KKK

    12/06/2013 3:15:47 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 84 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/06/2013 | Robby Soave
    A public university sent an email to alumni highlighting the esteemed research of one of its professors — research that notes many similarities between the old Ku Klux Klan and its modern-day equivalent, the tea party. The University of Washington’s email to alumni asked the question four separate times: “Is The Tea Party like the Ku Klux Klan?” Christopher Parker, a UW political science professor, argues in a new book that there are major similarities. The book is titled “Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in Contemporary America.” “In this commentary from Professor Christopher Parker...
  • Website email hyperlink trouble - help please ! ( Vanity )

    11/10/2013 5:52:13 PM PST · by sushiman · 12 replies
    11/10/13 | sushiman
    New computer with Windows 7 and latest IE version . When I click on a email contact hyperlink on websites I am not able to access automatically via Windows Live Mail which my old HP with the same 7 and IE has no problem with . A message pops up in Japanese , something about the mail client ( I ) hasn't correctly installed something or other etcetc...Anyway , I'm pretty sure it's just a matter of correcting some settings in either Live Mail or IE . Anybody have any idea what's up ?
  • Meet the “Dark Mail Alliance” Planning to Keep the NSA Out of Your Inbox

    11/02/2013 6:19:49 PM PDT · by SandwicheGuy · 41 replies
    Slate ^ | OCT. 30 2013 12:01 PM | Ryan Gallagher
    Email might be on the verge of a radical makeover. And the NSA is not going to like it. On Wednesday, two American companies with a track record of offering encrypted private communications are set to join forces in an unprecedented bid to counter dragnet Internet spying. Some of the world’s top cryptographers are behind the secure communications provider Silent Circle,
  • Update: Yahoo! Email Recycling

    10/28/2013 10:22:35 AM PDT · by brityank · 7 replies
    AllClearID.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Staff
    Update: Yahoo! Email Recycling October 7, 2013 Allison here. We’ve recently discussed the June 2013 Yahoo! announcement indicating that the company would be recycling old email addresses, allowing users to pick them up if they wanted something simpler i.e. janedoe instead of janedoe34732. This program launched within the past several weeks, and a few users have received emails intended for the previous owner, and these emails emails contain personally identifiable information that put these previous owners at risk for identity theft. However, when Yahoo! first announced this program, they reassured users that it would not compromise their personal information or lead to...
  • Yahoo Mail users furious over..redesign..wiped away features..left..looking like a Gmail knockoff

    10/15/2013 12:39:02 AM PDT · by Windflier · 70 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 14 October 2013 | Michael Zennie
    Yahoo Mail users are furious after the company debuted a major resign of the popular email service that eliminated many features and, some claim, left it looking like a knock off of competitor Gmail. Observers say the 'beautiful' new look of Yahoo Mail is a product of new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer - and it has backfired. The mail service's 275million users were 'surprised' on October 8 with the redesign and tens of thousands have complained about glitches and reduced functionality. Many simply don't like the look and feel of the new product.