Microsoft follows in Yahoo's footsteps by recycling your email address if you don't sign in to your mail account every 270 days.
Last week a furore erupted over a statement Google made about privacy - it was widely interpreted as having said that Gmail users could have no legitimate expectation of privacy. Then Google was widely re-interpreted as not having said that. So what happened, what did it say, and now that the mistake has been corrected is everything rosy in the garden?
In a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over its data-mining of email, Google says people shouldn't expect privacy when they send messages to a Gmail account, any more than people would were they to send a business letter that could be opened by an assistant.
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Here's the latest Naked Security podcast, Sophos Security Chet Chat 103, discussing a range of recent and newsworthy topics from the world of computer security.
Account takeovers are down a mammoth 99.7% compared with what they were at the height of the spear-phishing plague of 2011, the company (rightfully) brags.
Do not relax: such success doesn't let us users off the hook when it comes to account security beef-up.
Last year we wrote about a bomb-hoax crime, and a criminal, that perplexed Sydneysiders, and attracted world coverage.
The suspect is off to prison for at least 10 years, thanks to the cyberinvestigative willingness of the NSW Police.
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 hop from there to our identities.
Here you go. All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).
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.
Beware any emails which claim to come from email@example.com - it could be that you're being targeted in an attack designed to steal your AOL, Gmail, Yahoo or Windows Live password.
Shouldn't Outlook.com be giving users the option of having longer passwords?
That's what Yahoo and Gmail do..
Prosecutors are calling for nude photo hacker Christopher Chaney to be sentenced to six years in jail, and pay damages to exposed celebrities.
Gmail accounts targeted by 'state-sponsored attackers' using Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability
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.
Google has said that it will start to proactively warn internet users when it suspects that "state-sponsored attackers" have attempted to break into accounts.
A phishing campaign is spammed out, tricking users into handing over their Google login credentials to fraudsters.
Ever wondered why an email message was quarantined in your spam folder?
Well, now Google's Gmail is going to tell you.
Advice for Scarlett Johansson on how to ensure that her Yahoo mail and private photos can *never* be automatically forwarded.