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Gmail flaw means hackers could have email address of every user

A gaping but now patched security flaw in Google's Gmail email service has been revealed that could have allowed hackers to extract the email address of every single user from Google's database.
In the Media by James Walker - 3 comments

Google could be planning new Gmail interface

Screenshots posted on technology news site appear to show an all-new version of the web client for Google's popular Gmail email service currently being tested.
In the Media by James Walker

Op-Ed: Google vs. privacy? New Gmail terms say ‘we analyze your emails’

Sydney - Google claimed in a recent court hearing that a case against the company shouldn’t be heard because their terms of use gave implied consent to scanning of emails. The court didn’t agree. Now Google’s put it in writing.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 22 comments

Google Gmail goes snoop-proof

Recent revelations regarding United States surveillance practices have served as a call to action to Internet-based companies like Google to protect the rights and privacy of those with whom they do business.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Did Gmail’s tabs spark the death of email marketing?

Last year, Gmail users started receiving notifications about yet another change to their email interface. Gmail implemented its infamous tabs. What has been the fallout of Gmail’s tabs, and how are marketers affected?
In the Media by Larry Alton

Lawsuit against Google over Gmail faces hurdle, U.S. judge says

SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday said some plaintiffs accusing Google of improperly scanning their email faced a significant hurdle in their attempt to move forward with the lawsuit as a class action.
In the Media by Dan Levine (Reuters)

Google apologizes after online services stumble

San Francisco - Google apologized after the Internet giant's widely used free email and an array of other services were disrupted by apparent software woes.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

2 million Facebook, Twitter and Gmail accounts compromised

Around 2 million Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts were compromised by hackers in the past month, according to a new report.
In the Media by Al Boe - 1 comment

Google: No 'expectation of privacy' for Gmail users

Mountain View - Users who send or receive information via Google's Gmail should not expect their messages to remain private, the Internet giant argued in a court motion seeking the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

Google to allow users to send money with Gmail

Gmail users will soon see a dollar-sign icon among Gmail attachment options. Just hover over the attachment paperclip, click the $ icon to attach money, enter the amount and press send.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto

European data protection agencies take aim at Google over privacy

Internet giant Google has once again come to the attention of data protection authorities across Europe as six European countries launched concerted action against Google yesterday claiming that Google had done nothing to meet privacy concerns.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

Op-Ed: New Gmail compose riles users

Sydney - Gmail’s new “compose” window isn’t exactly popular with users. Many users think it’s unnecessary and some just think it’s stupid. The trouble is that the box is pretty damn basic and primitive.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 12 comments

Op-Ed: How Facebook could potentially replace e-mails altogether

Communication is becoming more and more convenient by the second. Perhaps not by the second, but as time progresses, so does the efficiency when it comes to communication.
In the Media by Milton Este - 4 comments

Access to Gmail blocked in Iran

Today, Monday, Iran blocked access to Google's Gmail service. Access to Google's search page was also restricted to its unsecured version while attempts to access it using a secure protocol were also blocked, reports say.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

20% of Motorola Mobility workforce to be cut by Google

New York - Google is expected to cut around 4,000 Motorola Mobility staffs with an aim to streamline the wireless business mobile-phone making business process.
In the Media by Jaffna Mohaideen

Google to include Gmail messages in search results

With a view of giving its users more personal responses, search engine giant Google is adding in Gmail users' messages in the hope that past correspondence will return more relevant search results for the user.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 3 comments

Microsoft scraps Hotmail with relaunch of Outlook

In the late 1990's Hotmail was the largest free email service in the world, but now 16 years later, Microsoft has decided to ditch Hotmail and relaunch Outlook.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 7 comments

Google faces criticism as it reveals new privacy policy

Google is facing severe criticism from several quarters after it revealed its plan to link user data across its online services, including email, YouTube and social-networking. Many say Google's move is an unprecedented invasion of privacy.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

BrandMyMail integrates Gmail usage with social network content

Funchal - Interested in integrating your Gmail account with your various social networks? With BrandMyMail, you have the opportunity to customize your email messages by presenting your social media content.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Gmail app for iPhone launches, flops immediately

Rumors turned into fact when Google launched a native Gmail app for Apple devices, such as the iPhone and iPad, unfortunately the app's launch was a huge flop.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros - 2 comments

Native Gmail app for iPhone is a possibility

Tuesday Google gave Gmail a bit of an overhaul. Now, rumors are growing that Google might be working with Apple to create an iPhone app.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros - 2 comments

Google redesigns core sites, hopes to create more consistent look Special

Google sites are getting a facelift in a redesign to unify the look of the company's popular applications, a Google spokesperson said in an interview with Digital Journal.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg

Chinese hackers steal Gmail passwords: Google

Hackers in China reportedly launched clandestine attacks against users of Google's Gmail service intending to steal their passwords and monitor their emails.
In the Media by Andrew Ardizzi - 3 comments

Thousands of Gmail users find emails missing

A Google Mail bug has led to thousands of users losing their emails, folders, apps, contact details and other information after their accounts were reset. Different reports says that 120,000 to 150,000 users were affected.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley

One million calls placed in Google Voice's first 24 hours

Launched only two days ago, Google Voice proves to be extremely popular as the company announces an unexpected amount of calls placed in the first 24 hours of operation.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 4 comments

Google launches free landline, cellphone voice calls from Gmail

Head's up Gmail users, you're getting a big new feature: Starting today, Gmail users will be able to make phone calls to landlines and cellphones from within Gmail. The service is rolling out to users today and it's free in Canada and the U.S.
In the Media by Chris Hogg - 5 comments

Google unveils new noise control features for Buzz

The Gmail team have just announced a new set of changes to be rolled out over the coming days, allowing users of the Google Buzz service to control what notifications are sent to them.
In the Media by Brenton Currie - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Google Buzz is wasting my valuable social media time Special

After testing the new Google Buzz tool for Gmail, this reviewer is not impressed with this entrant into social media. The privacy concerns, the lackluster design, and the gated Gmail community all add up to a disappointing experience.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 7 comments

Google squares off against Facebook with new Buzz service

Mountain View - Today, Google announced the rollout of Google Buzz, a tool built into its email service Gmail. Buzz adds social media tools such as photo and video sharing and status updates into Gmail. This feature mimics many Facebook and Twitter tools.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 6 comments

Google's Brin and Schmidt talk Gmail outages, Chrome, book deals

This morning, Google cofounder Sergey Brin and CEO Eric Schmidt spoke with a dozen reporters in New York about many Google-related topics, from recent Gmail outages to hiring new staffers to the proposed resettlement on its books archive.
In the Media by David Silverberg
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