Google Just Made Gmail the Most Secure Email Provider on the Planet

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Anyone with a Gmail account can now activate what the company calls "Advanced Protection," a set of features that make it harder to hack into your Google account. These are aimed specifically at "high-risk" users, as Google puts it. That is political campaign staffers, activists, journalists, or people in abusive ...

Google Will Stop Reading Your Email to Target Ads

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

One of Google’s most controversial practices over the years has been the automated scanning of email contents. Google used that data to target ads inside Gmail, which it places at the top of the list in your social and promotions tabs. Google now says it will end the practice of ...

Yahoo Built a Secret Tool to Scan Your Email Content for US Spy Agency

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Users are still dealing with the Yahoo's massive data breach that exposed over 1 Billion Yahoo accounts and there’s another shocking news about the company that, I bet, will blow your mind. Yahoo might have provided your personal data to United States intelligence agency when required. Yahoo reportedly built a custom software ...

Gmail’s new security indicators

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Google added two new security indicators to its email service Gmail which reveal TLS encryption support and whether the sender could be authenticated. Many popular email services, including Gmail, support TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption to protect data while it is in transit. TLS is only useful if both the sending and ...

ISPs Stripping Encryption from Personal Mails

Friday, November 14th, 2014

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an internet freedom watchdog group, is reporting that for the past few months, some ISPs in the US and Thailand have been caught removing encryption from customers’ emails, by stripping a security flag called STARTTLS from the messages. The STARTTLS flag is an essential security and ...

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