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  • Google Will No Longer Scan Gmail for Ad Targeting

    06/23/2017 5:09:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2017 | DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI
    Google plans to abandon its longstanding practice of scanning user email in its Gmail service to serve targeted advertising. Google said it does not scan the email of paying corporate customers of its G Suite of services, but it made the policy change — announced in a company blog post on Friday — on its free consumer version to eliminate confusion and create one uniform policy toward Gmail. As it builds its Google Cloud business for selling internet infrastructure and services to corporate customers, Google is trying to ease concerns that it will use data from corporate customers to help...
  • Gmail Just Asked Me if I was Male or Female: How do I Bypass facepace to get an account with them?

    02/01/2017 1:46:17 PM PST · by blackbetty59 · 50 replies
    Gmail | February 1, 2017 | Me
    I was trying to create a new account so that I could post in other places.
  • A Clinton Campaign Aide’s Typo Allowed Hackers To Access John Podesta’s Email Account

    12/13/2016 7:12:10 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    A Clinton campaign aide says that a typo in a March 19 email sent to John Podesta is to blame for opening the campaign chairman’s Gmail account up to Russian cyber hackers. The IT aide, Charles Delavan, tells The New York Times that his error — typing the word “legitimate” instead of “illegitimate” to describe a hacker’s email — continues to haunt him. “This is a legitimate email,” Delavan wrote to Clinton campaign aide Sara Latham after she forwarded him an spear phishing email designed to look like official correspondence from Google. “John needs to change his password immediately,” Delavan...
  • Daily Mail Editor: Gmail has started classifying every Trump-generated email as spam

    08/29/2016 5:09:52 PM PDT · by proust · 30 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/29/16
    Gmail has started classifying every Trump-generated email as spam this morning.
  • You’ve Got Mail, but just try to find it!

    07/05/2016 6:21:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/16 | Judi McLeod
    In the powerful digital world, ‘Kill the Messenger’ has been simplified to ‘Kill the Message’. Everybody, including America’s most dangerous enemies got emails from Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, bathroom email server, but if yours are being serviced by Gmail, no one’s getting them and haven’t for some time. Google, Gmail’s owner, has been directing your emails to ‘Spam’ and ‘Promotions’ Tabs. In other words, everywhere but where you intended them to be. Worth repeating: Since at least May of 2016 Google which controls the Gmail email flow has been deliberately directing email messages into your spam tab or one of its...
  • Threat Group-4127 Targets Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign

    06/28/2016 10:14:34 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    Secure Works ^ | June 16, 2016 | SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit™ Threat Intelligence
    SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) researchers track the activities of Threat Group-4127[1] (TG-4127), which targets governments, military, and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Components of TG-4127 operations have been reported under the names APT28, Sofacy, Sednit, and Pawn Storm. CTU™ researchers assess with moderate confidence that the group is operating from the Russian Federation and is gathering intelligence on behalf of the Russian government.[snip] The Hillary for America presidential campaign owns the hillaryclinton.com domain, which is used for the campaign website (www.hillaryclinton.com) and for email addresses used by campaign staff. An examination of the hillaryclinton.com DNS records shows that the domain's...
  • Hack Yields Clinton Campaign E-Mail, Records

    06/28/2016 9:14:41 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 6/28/2016 | Staff
    JUNE 28--The broad spear phishing campaign targeting the e-mail accounts of Hillary Clinton campaign officials has yielded hackers a wide assortment of internal memos and other communications, according to documents provided to The Smoking Gun.The attack--which investigators believe is a Russian government operation--has recently focused on the Gmail accounts of scores of Hillary for America staffers, according to SecureWorks, a research firm that published its findings earlier this month.The firm contends that the hacking campaign has targeted “individuals managing Clinton's communications, travel, campaign finances, and advising her on policy.” The assault, which reportedly began in mid-March, relied on a spoofed...
  • Russian hacker hands over 272 million unique email accounts

    05/06/2016 10:39:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    fudzilla.com ^ | 05 May 2016 | by Jon Worrel
    Biggest credential cache amassed by a single individual to dateThis week, an anonymous young Russian hacker calling himself “the Collector” just handed over roughly 232 million unique email account credentials and passwords on a social media forum, with a total cache of 1.17 billion records. The hacker claims he only wanted 50 rubles – approximately 75 cents – for all of the information, but ended up simply exchanging them for “likes” on his social media page and some favorable comments about him in hacker forums, according to cyber security experts.The obtained credential information breaks down as follows – over 57...
  • Google killed its April Fools' Day joke after it allegedly lost people their jobs

    04/01/2016 7:40:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 1, 2016 | Rob Price
    Google has abruptly killed off one of its April Fools' Day "jokes" after it caused outrage online, with multiple people claiming that it lost them their jobs. The premise of the joke was simple. In Gmail, next to the standard "Reply" button, Google added a "Mic drop" button. Using it would reply to the email, archive it — and also add a GIF of a "Despicable Me" minion dropping a mic. "Email's great, but sometimes you just wanna hit the eject button," Google wrote in a tongue-and-cheek blog post explaining its purpose. "Like those heated threads at work, when everyone's...
  • Yahoo Mail begins blocking users with ad block enabled

    11/21/2015 6:13:33 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    MacWorld.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | by Jared Newman
    AdBlock Plus users in Chrome and Firefox report seeing error messages instead of their inboxes. Yahoo may be hoping that access to your email is more important than freedom from advertisements.Some users of AdBlock Plus have reported that they can't access Yahoo Mail in Chrome or Firefox on the desktop. Instead of seeing their inboxes, the get the following error message: "Uh oh. . . We are unable to display Yahoo Mail. Please disable Ad Blocker to continue using Yahoo Mail." The reports, first spotted by Digiday, surfaced in the AdBlock Plus forums on Thursday. Andrei Herasimchuk, a former Yahoo...
  • Why did accountability board use Gmail accounts to talk John Doe? (WI)

    10/15/2015 6:31:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-15-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 262 of 260 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wisconsin — Lost in the heated rhetoric of this week’s legislative hearing on a bill to overhaul the state Government Accountability Board (See: Joseph Welch impersonations), was an important question the GAB’s director has yet to adequately answer. State Sen. Dave Craig, R-Town of Vernon, still wants to know why the state’s election, campaign finance and lobbying law regulator used Gmail accounts to communicate about the secret John Doe investigation. “I find it very concerning that the GAB, which is charged with ethics and things related to open records,...
  • Gmail's 'Undo Send' option is now out of beta

    06/24/2015 7:24:30 AM PDT · by Sopater · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Kristofer Wouk
    t's something that has happened to all of us: you finish an email, hit send, and suddenly realize that you've made a typo or spelled the recipient's name wrong. Or you were much too angry when you wrote it. For Gmail users there has been a quiet and until-now-unadvertised fix for this, known as the "Undo Send" feature. The feature does exactly what its name implies: it lets you un-send an email for a short while after sending. Of course, it isn't reaching out and snatching the email back -- it just holds the email for a brief period sufficient...
  • Gmail blocked in China

    12/29/2014 5:05:30 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 29, 2014 | Paul Carsten
    Gmail blocked in China By Paul Carsten BEIJING Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:52am EST (Reuters) - Google Inc's Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world's biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great Firewall was to blame. Large numbers of Gmail web addresses were cut off in China on Friday, said GreatFire.org, a China-based freedom of speech advocacy group. Users said the service was still down on Monday. "I think the government is just trying to further eliminate Google's presence in China and even weaken its market overseas," said a member of GreatFire.org,...
  • If you sign out of G Mail does google still track you?

    12/25/2014 5:51:08 AM PST · by dennisw · 60 replies
    self | Dec 25 | self
    One of my New Years resolutions is to not stay signed into Google mail or Google anything// Does this help with the tracking google does? I use track me not on Firefox and Chrome. I am using Bing and Google for searches Thanks
  • Google Says Not To Worry About 5 Million 'Gmail Passwords' Leaked

    09/11/2014 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/10/14 | Kashmir Hill
    This week, a list of nearly five million Gmail addresses paired with passwords appeared online, posted in a Russian Bitcoin security forum. Some people who checked the list and found their Gmail addresses there reported that it contained an old password for them, and often a password that they had reused on multiple sites. There’s speculation that the addresses may hay been stolen from other sites where people used their Gmail address as a log-in
  • This Site Says It Will Tell If Your Gmail Password Was Hacked [But is it legit?]

    09/11/2014 9:18:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/11/2014 | Julie Bort
    As you may have heard, Russian hackers have published the passwords for roughly five million Gmail accounts. This follows the publication of millions of passwords for two of Russia's largest email services, Yandex and Mail.Ru.Chances are, your account is not one of the hacked Gmail accounts, because that figure of five million represents only a fraction of the number of Gmail accounts that are active in the world. For instance, the Gmail app has been downloaded one billion times to Android devices. Even back in 2012, Gmail had 350 million users.But a group of programmers have decided to help you check...
  • ‘Is This How The Benghazi Talking Points Were Developed?’...Kerry Aide’s Use Of Gmail Account

    07/23/2014 7:56:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Two top government watchdogs in Washington D.C. slammed a key aide to Secretary of State John Kerry for using a private Gmail account to conduct official government business, calling it “the worst possible practice in trying to maintain transparency” and speculating whether this was “how the Benghazi talking points were developed.” The Daily Caller reported on Monday that Glen Johnson, a strategic communications advisor to Kerry, fabricated a claim about the number of times Kerry appeared on “Fox News Sunday” while attempting to force TheDC to change a report which said that the secretary had “shut out” Fox News reporter...
  • Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

    04/15/2014 4:00:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    PC World ^ | 4/15/2014 | John Ribeiro
    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. The Internet giant’s scanning of users’ email has been controversial with privacy groups describing it as an intrusion into user privacy. Competitor Microsoft claims in its “Don’t Get Scroogled by Gmail” campaign that its Outlook.com email service is superior to Gmail as unlike Google it does not go through email looking for keywords to target users with paid advertisements. In a case in California over Google’s interception of email, District Judge Lucy H....
  • Google's April Fools' Day pranks: From Gmail Shelfies to Pokemon Maps and more

    04/01/2014 12:53:08 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 3 replies
    NDTV ^ | 04-01-2014 | Gopal Sathe
    Google might not be a scrappy startup anymore, but despite being one of the biggest companies in the world, they have managed to hold on to a unique sense of humour and that's most apparent on April 1 every year. The company has a long tradition of April Fools' Day jokes, and different teams like Chrome and Maps and Gmail all come up with their own pranks so there's a lot to choose from just out of Google. Last year, more than a few people actually believed that Google Nose - a sniff search system - was a real thing....
  • Gmail Can Now Tell Senders When A Recipient Opens An Email

    02/12/2014 6:07:13 PM PST · by Windflier · 70 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 12 February 2014 | Victoria Woollaston
    If 'read receipts' on emails weren't annoying enough, a San Francisco-based firm has taken the art of tracking emails to the next level. The Streak plugin lets Gmail account holders monitor which of their sent items have been opened, who opened them, the exact time they were opened and how many times those emails have been viewed since. It also reveals details about the device used to read the email, and even the reader's approximate location. Streak is aimed at sales and marketing professionals, and the company calls it a 'Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) in your inbox.' However, the plugin...