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  • 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...
  • Man Jailed for Gmail Invite to Ex-Girlfriend

    01/10/2014 11:44:30 AM PST · by rawhide · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/10/14 | By ALAN FARNHAM
    In what one expert on Internet privacy calls "a worst-case scenario," a Massachusetts man was jailed for sending his ex-girlfriend (who had a restraining order against him) an email invitation to join Google+. But Thomas Gagnon contends he didn't send it;Google did,without his knowledge or consent. When his ex-girlfriend received the invitation, according to the Salem News, she went to the police, complaining Gagnon had violated the restraining order by sending her the email. Police agreed and arrested him, the News reported.He was jailed then released on $500 bail. Attorney Bradley Shear, an internationally recognized expert on Internet privacy, told...
  • 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.
  • Terrorists prefer Gmail, former NSA director says

    09/16/2013 9:59:34 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 16, 2013 | KRISTEN BUTLER
    Former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden declared Gmail the preferred email provider of terrorists during a speech Sunday. At St. John's Episcopal Church across the street from the White House, Hayden appeared during an adult education forum and spoke on "the tension between security and liberty." Hayden defended Section 702 of the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act (FISA), which provides the legal basis for the NSA's PRISM surveillance program. "Gmail is the preferred Internet service provider of terrorists worldwide," Hayden said, though he presumably meant online service rather than an actual ISP. "I don't think you're going to see that...
  • Any Alternatives to Yahoo Mail?

    06/04/2013 3:47:20 PM PDT · by dswyndon · 38 replies
    06/04/2013 | self
    I've been a yahoo e-mail user for over 15yrs and Yahoo has come up with a new policy for users to be implemented sooner than later. I realize that all communications are now being scanned & archived by the fed gov't but I do feel Yahoo is going above & beyond and really pushing for advertising dollars. It burns me,too,& that's why I want out. I'm not partial to gmail or outlook. Does anyone have a suggestion for a free email service that is reputable and has a modicum of privacy? I would appreciate your comments and suggetions. Thanks!
  • Revealed: Holder personally vetted Rosen warrant, DOJ fought for prolonged secret monitoring....

    05/24/2013 2:51:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:40 pm on May 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    It’s 4 p.m. ET as I’m writing this. If you had that time plus “deeper complicity for Holder in the Rosen investigation” in the pool, congrats.We already knew that he signed the warrant for Rosen’s e-mails. Now we know for sure that it wasn’t pro forma. President Good Government announced yesterday that he’s ordered the Attorney General to review the DOJ’s guidelines for snooping on reporters. Imagine how dismayed Eric Holder will be when he finds out what Eric Holder’s done. The Justice Department said on Friday that officials up to Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search...
  • Google mail and other services 'disrupted'

    04/17/2013 8:02:09 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 4-17-2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Google's mail and application services are unavailable to some users. .... Google's apps status dashboard shows that its Mail, Drive file storage service and office-application services are "disrupted." Its administrator control panel, which lets companies manage their Google applications, is completely down. The disruptions started affecting people worldwide around 8 a.m. Eastern time. Google Inc. says it's "working hard to restore normal operation."
  • Anyone know simple instrux for new gmail changes? (desperate vanity)

    03/30/2013 12:07:15 PM PDT · by firebrand · 64 replies
    3/30/13 | firebrand
    I can't for the life of me figure out how to reply or compose with the new gmail changes. I am directing people back to my old hotmail account for the time being. This may sound trivial, but all my business contacts are now on that account and I can't use it. They say there is a way to go back to the old system but I can't figure that out either. I am not a total Internet spazz, but this one has me defeated.
  • Beware of Persians bearing Georgian passports

    03/18/2013 4:31:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    Forum.Internet-Haganah.com ^ | 18 March 2013, 08:52 | A. Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "So there I was, doing that thing I do - targeted collection, and triage based on a range of frequently changing criteria - when I happened to notice this image:" SNIPPET: "georgi.ir: sometimes what isn't there is still interesting"
  • 13,753 Gov’t Requests for Google E-Mail Data in 2012, Most Without a Warrant

    02/22/2013 1:05:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 22, 2013 | Matt Cover
    American government agencies—state, local, and federal—made a record 13,753 requests to read emails or gather other information sent through Google’s Gmail and other services in 2012, more than half without warrants, according to statistics released by Google. The total number of users about whom government agencies wanted information also set a record at 31,072, up from 23,300 in 2011, the first year Google began reporting the data. The discrepancy comes because government agencies request information on multiple users or accounts at the same time. … Google keep records of all email and other communication sent through its e-mail, telephone, YouTube,...
  • Microsoft replacing Hotmail with its new Outlook product

    08/04/2012 10:36:54 PM PDT · by Cronos · 25 replies
    Standard Examiner ^ | 4 August 2012 | Leslie Meredith
    Are you a Hotmail user? Microsoft announced a new email service that will replace Hotmail, a product that boasts 325 million customers. Further, the company hopes to woo new users away from Gmail, which is now the most popular email service. Microsoft named the new product Outlook, after its existing email for business users. That’s right, the one you’ve probably been using at the office. “There was a perception gap with Hotmail from tech enthusiasts and youth,” Windows Live general manager Brian Hall told VentureBeat, a highly regarded tech website. “Many of them wouldn’t take a second look at Hotmail...
  • Assange: Using iPhone, gmail, Blackberry? You're screwed!

    12/01/2011 2:11:54 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 3 replies
    RT ^ | 28th Nov 2011 | Leon Neal
    “Who here has a BlackBerry? Who here uses Gmail? Well you are all screwed!” Assange exclaimed. “The reality is intelligence contractors are selling right to countries around the world mass surveillance systems for all of those products.”
  • Google’s CEO Hates Gmail

    11/10/2011 6:09:52 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    gawker ^ | 11/10/11
    Larry Page is a busy man. The Google CEO wants his company moving quickly and decisively. That, in turn, means eliminating the plodding exchanges fostered by Gmail.com. Who invented that thing, anyway? "He does not much like e-mail...even his own Gmail, saying the tedious back-and-forth takes too long to solve problems... "
  • interesting action by gmail (vanity)

    10/01/2011 7:05:08 AM PDT · by mreerm · 15 replies
    self ^ | 10/1/2011 | self
    yesterday, a friend who works in an IT department described an interesting action by gmail. i had another friend test and confirm the action. those of you who are on gmail, check this out. create a new mail. in subject, put 'here it is'. in body of message, put 'see attachment'. don't attach anything. hit send. instead of sending the message, gmail will pop up a window saying: 'Do you mean to attach files? You wrote "see attachment" in your message, but there are no files attached. Send anyway?'
  • Chinese Warn Google May Get Punished For Making Country Look Bad

    06/06/2011 6:21:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Search Engine Land ^ | 06/06/11 | Greg Sterling
    Chinese Warn Google May Get Punished For Making Country Look Bad Jun 6, 2011 at 8:31am ET by Greg Sterling China is being very defensive. Google’s recent exposure of more attempted Gmail hacking, targeting US government officials and Chinese human-rights activists, has made the Chinese government embarrassed and angry. Suspected state-sponsored Gmail hacking is what initially caused Google to discontinue cooperating with China’s internet censorship policies. Chinese: Google Is a “Political Tool” Last week’s hacking incident and Google’s statements that indirectly point to the government as the source have the Chinese seeing red, so to speak. Claiming that China is...
  • Gmail Accounts Compromised by Chinese Hackers, Google Says

    06/01/2011 4:55:35 PM PDT · by NWFLConservative · 13 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/1/2011 | Foxnews
    Chinese hackers have infiltrated Google's Gmail system and broken into hundreds of accounts, including those of senior government officials and political activists, the company said. Google says all victims have been notified and their accounts have been secured. "Through the strength of our cloud-based security and abuse detection systems, we recently uncovered a campaign to collect user passwords, likely through phishing," wrote Eric Grosse, engineering director of Google's Security Team, in a post on the company blog. "This campaign, which appears to originate from Jinan, China, affected what seem to be the personal Gmail accounts of hundreds of users including,...
  • Google: Hundreds of Gmail accounts in U.S., Asia hacked

    06/01/2011 3:02:44 PM PDT · by fulltlt · 1 replies
    zdnet ^ | 6-1-2011 | Larry Dignan
    Hackers around the world are gaining more attention than usual in the last few months. Now Google has added another announcement to the pile that hundreds of Gmail accounts have been hacked recently. Now, Google affirms that the problem doesn’t rest with Gmail security but rather this scheme was a result of phishing and malware.
  • Gmail down

    04/20/2011 5:03:56 AM PDT · by MsLady · 62 replies
    April 20, 2011 | MsLady
    My gmail is down this morning. And I'm seeing by bing, gmail down that it is. But, no one seems to know why and every article that I try to get on to read about it seems to be hanging and not loading all the way. I also read on a post that there were rumors of DoS attack??? hmmmmmm
  • GMail Motion: A new way to communicate

    04/01/2011 9:52:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Google ^ | Apr 1, 2011 | Google
    A new way to communicate The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion -- now you can control Gmail with your body.
  • Gmail accidentally resetting accounts, years of correspondence vanish into the cloud? (update)

    02/27/2011 6:08:24 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    AOL ^ | Feb 27th 2011 | Sean Hollister
    If you've got a working Gmail account, you might want to back it up every so often -- as many as 500,000 Gmail users lost access to their inboxes this morn, and some of them are reporting (via Twitter and support forums) that years worth of messages, attachments and Google Chat logs had vanished by the time they were finally able to log on.
  • No More Facebook on IDF Bases

    10/22/2010 12:01:32 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 10 replies
    Israel National News ^ | October 21, 2010 | Chana Ya'ar
    The IDF has announced it will block soldiers from having access to social media on the Internet as well as email accounts while they are in offices on military bases across the country. Among those to be barred are the popular Facebook and Twitter social networking sites, as well as Google’s Gmail and the Yahoo! network’s Yahoo! Mail. It is possible that cellular service could be disrupted as well at least within offices, according to unconfirmed reports. Reportedly, soldiers might still be able to access the Internet on their private cell phones, and in their break rooms. Military intelligence officials...
  • Issa eyes Google in investigating White House e-mail abuses (WH Aides using GMail)

    07/12/2010 11:15:19 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/12/2010 | Jonathon Strong
    Top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, is broadening the scope of his investigation into technology-related ethics and legal problems for the White House to include Google – a company in possession of personal e-mails of many White House aides. In a July 9 letter, Issa asks Google to outline how it is storing the personal e-mails of key Obama administration officials and how the Mountain View, Calif., company plans to respond to federal subpoenas. Republicans are threatening to take control of the House in November’s midterm elections, which would give Issa the authority to demand Google hand...
  • Cyberattacks Reportedly Traced to Computers in Chinese Schools

    02/18/2010 9:39:30 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 460+ views
    FOX NEWS.com ^ | Updated February 18, 2010 | n/a
    Updated February 18, 2010 Cyberattacks Reportedly Traced to Computers in Chinese Schools" FOXNews.com SNIPPET: "The recent cyberattacks on Google and other American companies have been traced by investigators to computers at two schools in China, including one with ties to the Chinese military, according to a New York Times report citing unnamed inside sources. The Times report also says that the attacks began much earlier than first thought, as far back as April..."
  • Iran’s “Punch” Heard Round The World – Emergency UN Meetings Scheduled (Update)

    02/11/2010 1:40:22 PM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies · 1,095+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | February 11, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Wow, Iran did its "punch" by doing what?! Turn off GMAIL? Unbelievable! On the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the countries leaders have announced a huge blow to the west. The stunning “punch” leaves western leaders unbalanced as they make plans to meet in emergency session at the United Nations. Iran turned off GMAIL! Scroll down for Ahmadinejad update on the (real?) big story. Planet Iran is live blogging protests in Iran today.
  • Iranian users having trouble accessing Gmail

    02/10/2010 6:53:51 PM PST · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 649+ views
    WASHINGTON DC, United States—Iranian users are having trouble accessing Gmail, Google said Wednesday following a newspaper report that Iran's telecoms agency had permanently suspended the Internet giant's email service. "We have heard from users in Iran that they are having trouble accessing Gmail," Google said in a statement. "We can confirm a sharp drop in traffic and we have looked at our own networks and found that they are working properly," the Mountain View, California-based company said. "Whenever we encounter blocks in our services we try to resolve them as quickly as possible because we strongly believe that people everywhere...
  • One Hundred Phishers Charged In Largest Cybercrime Case

    10/07/2009 4:19:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,220+ views
    informationweek ^ | October 7, 2009 | Thomas Claburn
    The FBI on Wednesday announced that it had charged 53 defendants, the largest number ever charged in a cybercrime case, following a multinational investigation into a phishing scheme that operated in the United States and Egypt. Thirty-three of the 53 defendants named in the indictment have been arrested, the FBI said, and several others are being sought. The investigation, dubbed "Operation Phish Phry," began in 2007. Authorities in Egypt have charged 47 defendants linked to the phishing operation. Phishing is a form of social engineering that attempts to convince Internet users, via e-mail or other means, to provide online credentials...
  • Bank Sues Google for Gmail User's Identity

    09/24/2009 2:37:44 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 19 replies · 1,094+ views
    PC WORLD ^ | 23 September 2009 | Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld
    A bank that inadvertently sent confidential account information on 1325 of its customers to the wrong Gmail address is suing Google for the identity of the Gmail account holder. The case, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, involves Rocky Mountain Bank of Wyoming. According to court documents, the bank in August received a request from one of its customers asking for certain loan statements to be sent to a third-party. An employee of the bank, responding to the request, sent the documents to the wrong Gmail address. In addition to the requested loan information,...
  • Could The Feds Seize The Internet?

    09/02/2009 5:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 2,524+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: A Senate bill lets the president "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "nongovernmental" computer networks and do what's needed to respond to the threat. Didn't they just collect our e-mail addresses?We wish this was just a piece of the fictional "Dr. Strangelove" that fell to the cutting-room floor, but it's not. It is a real piece of disturbingly vague legislation sponsored by Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. Senate Bill 773 would grant the administration emergency powers (where have we heard that before?) in the event of a cyberemergency that the president would have...
  • Gmail Knocked Offline For 'Majority' Of Users

    09/01/2009 4:08:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 687+ views
    Associated Press. ^ | September 1, 2009
    Google Inc.'s Gmail service was knocked offline Tuesday in a severe outage that the company said affected a "majority" of users. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the disruption, which led Gmail users to get an "Unable to reach Gmail" error message as their computers tried repeatedly to reconnect to the service.
  • Creating a Google Gmail Account Requires SMS Verification

    07/21/2009 4:06:52 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 3 replies · 643+ views
    Some people report that Gmail started to require SMS verification when you create an account, a practice used in the US and other countries when Gmail wasn't publicly available worldwide.
  • Gmail is Jinky

    06/08/2009 11:28:01 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 18 replies · 706+ views
    My computer | June 8, 2009 | Self
    Gmail has been unusable at least the past 2 hours... anyone else?
  • Throw your hard drive away, Google's Gdrive arriving in 2009

    03/03/2009 9:31:49 AM PST · by george76 · 68 replies · 1,661+ views
    Tigervision Media ^ | January 19, 2009 | Christian Zibreg
    Google Drive, or Gdrive as it is better known, has to be the most anticipated Google product so far. When it arrives, Gdrive will likely cause a major paradigm shift in how we use computers and bring Google one step closer to dethroning Windows on your desktop. The service has the potential to eclipse even Gmail, Google's second best-known product after their google.com search engine. That said, it's no wonder users have been ripe with anticipation for years - yes, that's how long the rumors have persisted. Gdrive is basically online storage where Google servers have enough capacity to hold...
  • Gmail Outage Marks Sixth Downtime in Eight Months (PC World)

    02/25/2009 9:05:46 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 534+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 24, 2009
    Gmail's bounced back from its recent multihour outage, but questions over what went wrong are thus far unanswered. The Google mail service was offline from about 4:30 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. ET (or from 9:30 a.m. till noon for nations on Greenwich Mean Time). Google says it is now "investigating the root cause" of the issue. Tuesday's Gmail outage left users seeing only a "502 server error" page when trying to login to the Web-based system. Word of the problem spread quickly via Twitter and didn't take long to hit the tech blogs, where it was quickly dubbed as "the...
  • Google’s Gmail service crashes across world

    02/24/2009 12:49:13 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 568+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 24 Feb 2009 | Claudine Beaumont
    Google’s web-based email service, Gmail, has crashed this morning, leaving millions of users from Britain to Australia unable to send and receive messages. The email service went offline at around 10.25am GMT, and the outage appears to have affected users throughout the UK as well as across Europe, and even as far afield as Australia and India. It appears that only web-based Gmail access is affected, and users can continue to send and receive messages using other devices, such as mobile phones and third-party mail clients. Google could not confirm what had caused the outage. “A number of users are...
  • Anybody else having trouble with gmail tonight?

    02/18/2009 6:36:37 PM PST · by JustTheTruth · 10 replies · 413+ views
    Gmail not working for you tonight???
  • Israelis receive threatening email from Hamas

    02/07/2009 9:08:46 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 647+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | 02.07.09, 08:51 | Erez Ronen
    SNIPPET: "Many citizens get messages from al-Qassam organization threatening to kidnap, kill Israeli officials. 'This is jihad, victory or martyrdom,' email says" SNIPPET: ""More than 1330 of Islamist fighters had entered Palestine," said a threatening email received by many Israelis on Thursday night. The message warned that several prominent people would be abducted and killed. "This is jihad, victory or martyrdom," it concluded."  SNIPPET: "The message was sent in English, Arabic and Hebrew from an email account registered on Google's Gmail service, which enables any person to open an account for free without requiring identification." SNIPPET: "Surfers reported of...
  • The Best E-Mail Program Ever: How Gmail destroyed Outlook.

    02/01/2009 8:19:13 AM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 56 replies · 2,249+ views
    Slate ^ | January 29, 2009 | Farhad Manjoo
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