Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Around The Net

  • Yahoo Japan Now Lets People Schedule Emails After DeathThe Independent

    Yahoo Japan has introduced a new program called "Yahoo Ending," which allows users to write and schedule emails to be sent after they have died. "Yahoo Japan's job has been to solve social problems through the power of the Internet and to provide services from the cradle to the grave," Megumi Nakashima, a spokeswoman for the company, told The Independent. "We had services for the cradle part but not the grave part." The service also lets users deactivate their accounts in the event of their death, as well as delete their documents, photos and videos. ...Read the whole story

  • Kaiser Permanente to Examine Patient Doctor Email CommunicationsHealth Data Management

    Hospital group Kaiser Permanente has plans to conduct a study to explore how and why patients and physicians are using secure email. The program is based on research, published in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, which found that the organization needs to better understand associations between secure patient-physician email and utilization of healthcare services. The organization is currently looking at more than 15 million secure emails from more than 4.5 million members. ...Read the whole story

  • Virtu Launches Email Encryption Tool For Google Apps UsersPC World

    Email encryption firm Virtu has introduced a new service that allows businesses that use Google Apps to encrypt its emails. The goal is to make it easier for companies working in Google Apps to keep their email communications secure. The tool uses a browser extension to encrypt content and attachments, which can then be sent through mainstream email providers including Microsoft, Yahoo and Google. Users can add an encryption key for a message and add actions such as limiting message forwarding and tagging the emails with an expiration time. ...Read the whole story

  • New Nigerian Email Scam Detected by Researchers in Palo AltoThe New York Times

    Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks have identified a new threat in cyber attacks originating in Nigeria. The attacks, which are being done by the same people behind 419 email scams which solicit money via email, are affecting clients based in Taiwan and South Korea. The scammers have been able to hack and spy on businesses without detection using off-the-shelf hacking tools. The scammers have gained access to company servers via spam emails with malicious attachments. ...Read the whole story

  • Cannonball Launches iPhone Version of Email Management AppBetaBoston

    Massachusetts-based startup Cannonball is bringing its email subscription management iPad app to the iPhone. The app allows users to visually sort and organize email including the ability to filter subscription emails into a separate folder automatically. iPad app users use the app a couple of times a week, mainly to organize their processes. The company expects users to engage with the iPhone app on a daily basis. ...Read the whole story