Brits are the world’s biggest targets for phishing scams

Are the British the most gullible people in the world? Probably not, but the scammers and spammers out there clearly think that they are. Security research company Proofpoint found that web users in the UK are almost three times more likely to receive phishing mail than those in the US, Germany and France. And while…

Google Gmail scan helps to catch child sex offender

It's a well known fact that if you have a Gmail account, then Google scans all of your email messages. So why would anyone be foolish enough to use a Gmail account to send images and videos that he really didn't want anyone else but the intended recipient seeing? The Guardian reports that a tip-off…

Take-two for Gmail iPhone app

The Gmail iPhone app is back on Apple App Store for another roll of the dice, after initially launching in such a buggy state that it was swiftly removed. Originally, the Gmail iPhone app caused notifications on the smartphone to…

In defense of email (just think of the alternative)

Another day, another story about someone deciding to "quit" email. It seems it's very stressful, getting all these messages, and apparently this is a feeling "everyone" shares. Oh really? Yes, I know what it's like to have thousands of…

Yahoo bring "social infusion" to their mail service

Yahoo! are giving their webmail client a bit of an overhaul today. Stating the new-look Yahoo! Mail service has had a "social infusion", the team are describing it as as "the best Yahoo Mail ever". Users can now respond…