The recent discovery of a data breach indicates that tens of millions of email accounts from three of the largest email service providers — Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo — have been compromised by a Russian hacker.
At long last after spending six years in development, Gmail’s Undo Send feature is finally available to the masses. The vast majority of us have already felt the horror of accidentally sending a mail with typos, the wrong person’s name or even when its unfinished and the new feature is set to change that.
Email is still a widely used and crucial communication tool even with the rise of social networks and instant messaging. As time goes on, we have been receiving more emails on a daily basis and it can be quite a clutter to filter through promotions, notifications and actual messages from important contacts.
As our inboxes get bombared with tons of emails each day, Google decides to change the way we receive emails so that we can attend to the things that actually matter. Introducing Inbox for Gmail, a whole new way of reading through your incoming messages and it automatically organises them based on its category. This is a step above its new Gmail Tabs that separate Promotional and Social network related emails.
Spams and mailing list can be annoying and it adds unnecessary clutter into your inbox. Gmail has been improved tremendously and it recently has been intelligent enough to sort out your social notification and promotion emails from what that truly matters to you.
Now to take a step further, Google is making it easy to stop those unwanted mails altogether with just a couple of clicks away. In each promotional or email blast email received, there’s a new “unsubscribe” link which automatically sends a removal request upon confirmation. For some instances, the link may take you to their website where you’ll need to confirm your unsubscribe request.
The unsubscribe feature is now available but only on the desktop web version. At the moment, it isn’t available on mobile devices yet.
Think the sensitive information in your mobile device is secure from prying eyes? Nope, it isn’t.
At the launch of his new “source protection platform”, WikilLeaks founder Julian Assange says that iOS, Android and even BlackBerry users are “all screwed”.
Intelligence contractors are now and have been selling mass surveillance devices for platforms. Meaning, with the right tools, no one is safe from prying eyes.