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Email Encryption Hacked

Security flaw exposes encrypted email in almost every mail service

May 14th, 2018

If you’re using encrypted email (PGP and S/MIME) to exchange sensitive data with others, you should consider other alternatives until you hear they’re safe again. A security flaw would allow attackers to turn encrypted emails in plaintext. For the time being, there’s no fix so your best bet would be to remove these encryption standards …

Email scams

This brilliant new AI will fight email scammers by wasting their time

November 10th, 2017

Netsafe, a New Zealand-based non-profit online safety group, introduced an AI email bot this week that will fight back against phishing scams by wasting their time. As Netsafe explained in a on Tuesday, the bot replies to scams “with a never-ending series of questions and anecdotes so that scammers have less time to pursue real …

trump email server

Trump’s staff is using a private email server, and that’s totally legal

January 25th, 2017

Donald Trump spent a great deal of time during his campaign for the presidency criticizing his opponent, Hillary Clinton, for using a private email server. Now, Newsweek reports that Trump’s own senior staff is doing something similar by utilizing an RNC-operated email server for at least some of their communications. According to the report, senior …

2017 Intelligence Authorization Act FBI Email

New law would let the FBI read your email without a court order

May 26th, 2016

A new Senate bill would let the FBI and other law enforcement agencies access the contents of any US citizen’s email without a court order during investigations. Instead, the FBI would need just a National Security Letter, which would force companies to provide email access to the agency without alerting the person who’s being investigated. The …

Google Microsoft IETF Email Encryption

Google, Microsoft and others team to make email fully encrypted

March 22nd, 2016

When you send an email to someone, it goes through something called Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), a standard that was first developed in the 1980s and that lacks the ability to fully encrypt our messages. Because of this, a group of engineers from several different companies — including from Microsoft, Google, Comcast and LinkedIn — …

How To Solve Email Overload

I hate email again

December 27th, 2015

Email was destroying my life, so I destroyed email. Back in 2013, I decided I could no longer deal with the flood of email I received every day. Something had to change and I spent weeks testing different applications and creating a new workflow aimed at simplifying my email routine. It worked. I landed on …

USPS Email Pictures Mail Free Service

The USPS will now email your mail

December 7th, 2015

Yes, that’s right, the United States Postal Service will now email your mail. No, it won’t open envelopes to scan the contents of written letters and violate your privacy in the process. But the postal service will scan the actual envelopes and mail the images to recipients if you so desire.