A man suspected of distributing child porn has been arrested in Houston in part because Google was able to tip off authorities by flagging photos in the man’s email account. So just how much does Google know about your Gmail account? KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains.
Mountain View-based Google and other companies are now automatically encrypting all email, but that doesn’t ensure confidentiality unless the recipients’ email provider also adopts the technology.
Google’s attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people’s Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice.
Google has made it clear that people who send or receive email via Gmail should not expect their messages to remain private.
Google’s mail and application services were unavailable to some users Wednesday morning. The company said it was investigating the problems, but doesn’t know their cause.
Google has introduced a new tool that lets users decide what happens to their online presence if they pass away.
Microsoft is so confident it has the Internet’s best e-mail service that it’s about spend at least $30 million to send that message across the U.S.
Aside from the new look unveiled Tuesday, Yahoo introduced email apps for the iPhone, iPad and mobile devices running on the new Windows 8 operating system.
The CIA scandal continues to unfold and we’ve learned how David Petraeus and his alleged mistress attempted to hide their email trail by using drafts.
Google will now incorporate information gathered from your Gmail account into your search results. The tech giant made the announcement Wednesday in a move that is not yet certain whether it will help or hinder the company.