All posts tagged Gmail

Gmail and Yahoo Creating Unbreakable Encryption

Two of the world’s biggest email providers, Gmail and Yahoo, are working on an encrypted email service, so secure that even the creators can’t break into it. The system aims to make it impossible for governments and hackers to access personal emails, a feature that has become a globally campaigned for service since the exposure of spying by the NSA opened the worlds eyes to the importance of a fully private email service. The encryption service will be offered to Gmail and Yahoo email address owners as an optional extra. The PGP encryption will run as a local plug in,…


Microsoft Alters Its Email Privacy Policies

Microsoft has made some changes to its email privacy policies declaring it vows not to read users private emails without their consent. Microsoft has said it will turn to law enforcement before it proceeds to read users emails in the future. The changes to Microsoft email privacy policies are effective immediately with the company announcing though its blog that “in the coming months we will incorporate this change in our customer terms of service, so that it’s clear to consumers and binding on Microsoft.” The blog post indicated that Microsoft was changing the email privacy policies to reflect a “post-Snowden…


Google Sued by Students for Monitoring Their Emails through Apps for Education

A group of students in California who use Apps for Education are suing Google claiming their federal and state privacy laws are being violated. The claim is in relation to Google monitoring its users Gmail accounts. Nine students had their emails subjected to surveillance from Google, due to Gmail being a component of Apps for Education. The Apps for Education suit contains web-based education tools that are used by over 30 Million users Worldwide in many educational institutions. Education Week reported that a Google Representative explained that they (Google) scans and indexes emails from all Apps for Education users. The…


Google+ users to show in Gmail

Google has announced plans to allow Gmail email addresses of Google+ users to be visible to other users via their email platform. The changes would mean that any Google+ user could contact any other Google+ user directly to and from their respective Gmail accounts, without any form of prior contact or consent from the recipient. The sender could search for any name and all relevant Google+ users would appear as if they were saved contacts. Google claims that the new feature will make connecting with friends easier, however many have expressed concerns surrounding security. Google have reassured users that their…

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