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Petraeus tripped up by trust in supposedly anonymous email account

Posted November 14, 2012 The US’s top spy guy, who resigned abruptly on Friday, conducted a romantic affair behind the thin sheet of a pseudonymous email account. It’s a good reminder to us all that email headers often spill the beans, revealing IP addresses that lead to our webmail hosts and geolocation. It’s a short […]

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EU tells Google to make its new privacy policy clearer and to give users easier opt-out

Posted October 16, 2012 EU regulators have asked Google to shape up its new privacy policy – a policy that most regulators found too vague and too tough for users to opt out of. But neither clarity nor easy user opt-out work in Google’s favor, and many of us are too addicted to cut the […]

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US court overturns judgement against ex-wife who read cheating hubby’s emails

Posted October 15, 2012 The case involves a woman’s hacking into her former boss’s Yahoo account to uncover evidence of his extramarital affair. Judges decreed that email stored in the cloud, such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail, doesn’t meet the definition of “electronic storage” as written in the Stored Communications Act. For more, here’s the […]

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Gmail accounts targeted by ‘state-sponsored attackers’ using Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability

Posted June 15, 2012 Both Google and Microsoft have put out alerts about an unpatched, zero-day hole in Internet Explorer that is actively being exploited in the wild. If you’re using IE & Windows, install Microsoft’s Fix-it workaround immediately. I also included a bunch of tips from Graham on how to protect your Gmail account from […]

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