People in Iran can apparently once again access their Gmail accounts after the service was blocked last week. Both Gmail and the secure HTTPS version of Google were persona non grata in the country on September 24 after an Iranian official named Abdolsamad Khoramabadi announced that “Google and Gmail will be filtered nationwide until further Continue Reading →
Microsoft says it’s working to offer better security for users of its web-mail service, but don’t expect two-factor authentication, like on Gmail. Instead, Microsoft wants to offer a “strong solution” that won’t be as inconvenient for users. is currently in preview and doesn’t offer Google’s optional two-factor authentication, which requires both the account Continue Reading →
In a major move to integrate personal search and Web search, Google is adding some users’ Gmail into their search results as a “limited field trial,” it said Wednesday. So when participating users search for “Amazon,” information from their own recent purchase confirmation emails will appear on the right rail. Or, a user could type Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] When we talk about hackers, the image that comes to mind is often of secretive computer geniuses hiding somewhere where they can’t be traced. But sometimes hacking takes little digital skill. Recently, Wired writer Mat Honan had nearly his entire digital life destroyed by hackers who were Continue Reading →
Mat Honan
In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Hotmail may become cool again and no, we haven’t gone back to 1999.  Microsoft has unveiled, a new email service that will eventually be the home of all current Hotmail users. The product was clearly designed to compete with Gmail, with a simple, easy to use Continue Reading →