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ConsumerWatch: Recycled Email Accounts Posing Privacy Problem

Yahoo is giving away email addresses that have gone unused for at least 12 months. This poses security problems when sensitive information intended for the original user is sent to the addresses.


The Yahoo logo is seen on a sign outside of the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Yahoo To Offer Inactive Email Addresses To Other Users

Yahoo announced that it is resetting accounts that have been inactive for more than a year and making those usernames available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


San Jose City Hall

Judge Rules San Jose Officials’ Private Texts About City Affairs Be Made Public

A judge has ruled that San Jose officials’ private text messages, emails and other electronic communications about city affairs must be made public, in a decision with statewide implications.


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Tech Report: Mailbox Client Launches For iPhone

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid delves into Mailbox, aimed at clearing the clutter in your inbox.


A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Fielding More Government Demands On User Searches, Emails

Google said it is fielding more legal demands from governments around the world seeking to learn more about the people using its Internet search engine, email and other services.


Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker. (CBS)

Oakland City Attorney Faces Ethics Complaint Over Campaign Emails

A political dustup in Oakland has the city’s attorney defending her political campaign from accusations of violating campaign rules.


A PG&E SmartMeter (CBS)

PG&E Execs Knew About Social Media Snooping Over SmartMarters

The former Pacific Gas and Electric Co. employee who spied on SmartMeter opponents did not act alone, according to California energy regulators.



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