The State Department released Hillary Clinton's 296 Libya-related emails over the holiday weekend. The emails revealed a number of things including that Clinton received classified information on her private email account which include the names of individuals suspected of carrying out the Benghazi attack.
The Bank of England accidentally revealed that it is exploring the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU in an email sent to The Guardian. The email revealed that a small group of senior staffers were exploring the economic effects it would have on the UK if the country left the EU. The investigation comes after British Prime Minister David Cameron promised an in/out referendum on the UK's EU membership by the end of 2017.
Researchers at the security firm FireEye have identified a new spate of spam that uses rogue email messages as fake job inquiries. The emails include fake resumes attached to them with Word documents that include embedded malware. If installed, the malware is used to steal payment card data from PoS terminals similar to Target and Home Depot's massive data breach. Researchers have called the new threat NitlovePOS.
As part of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, Google has killed the stock email app on Android devices. The change comes as the company is focusing its efforts on Gmail, which recently became easier to use with multiple email accounts. The email app has remained on Android devices, but it can't be used, which has left some users frustrated.
Instagram is looking to email to help get people to return to the platform. The Facebook-owned photosharing network is launching an email digest to help encourage users to engage with the platform. These highlights will include a complication of photo updates that a user follows organized in chronological order which link back to the app.
Email can be an effective tool to communicate in the office, but sometimes long chains and back and forth messaging makes it inefficient. In this case, it is better to just pick up the phone or set an in-person meeting. Phil Simon, the author of Message Not Received, recommends the "three-email rule." "Put as succinctly as possible, after three messages, it's time to talk. In my email signature, you'll find that very rule...," he explains. "I abide by a three-email rule. After three, we talk."
Alabama's state Legislature's email server was hacked into this week. According to report, the agency patched up the breach within 30 minutes of discovery. According to reports, the hack stemmed from a virus from a server in India. Alabama's tech team responded by shutting down the server and containing the virus.
New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu has an official email address, but he rarely uses this account to communicate with his staffers or the public. Instead, the mayor of the Big Easy uses a Gmail account to conduct official business. However, overall he doesn't use either email account much, opting for in person meetings and phone calls to do business.
Verizon email customers experienced an outage yesterday. Some were without email for 8 hours. Users complained about the problem on Twitter, which promoted Verizon's customer support into action. The company resolved the issues after several hours.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is holding a summit today to discuss his administration's email purging policy, however few lawmakers are expected to attend. Cuomo proposed the event after getting criticism for his administration's policy of deleting most emails after 90 days. Yet as of Thursday evening, no lawmakers had signed up to attend the summit. Some criticized the event as a PR move.