• Hyatt Hotels Reveals Data Breach
    Hyatt Hotels Corp. identified malware software on its payment-processing network back in November, but just email customers the bad news this week. The company is suggesting that all customers review their payment card account statements closely and report any unauthorized charges on their accounts.
  • Most Gym Chains Aren't Taking Advantage of Email
    it's a busy time of year for gyms to sell memberships, but unfortunately most aren't doing a lot of great email marketing. ClickZ reporter Mike O'Brien signed up for emails from Planet Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness and Gold's Gym, and didn't get an email message. However, Equinox sent a timely email newsletter with articles on how to get a Star Wars body and what to bring to the office potluck.
  • DOJ Wins Access to Journalist's Gmail Account
    The Department of Justice has demanded that Google turn over the Gmail account of journalist Jacob Appelbaum despite Google's attempts to fight against the demand. Newly unsealed documents reveal that the DoJ won the request because of Applebaum's association with Wikileaks in addition to prior warrants that had required Twitter to turn over its user data on WikiLeaks accounts.
  • North Carolina AG Says Politicians Will Get More Disciplined About Email in Email Scandal
    North Carolina Attorney General Kathleen Kane thinks that a current email scandal facing the state will lead to more discipline in how politicians handle email. The comments come in light of state Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin, who was suspended for using a private email for official business. Kane's office is currently working with outside lawyers to review more than one million emails in the case.
  • Last Minute Gift Givers Turn to Email
    Still looking for a Christmas gift to buy for someone? Last minute shoppers are turning to options that can be emailed such as digital gift cards and digital content. From video game subscriptions to Amazon Prime, these gifts for content consumers can be emailed in real time to gift recipients.
  • 40.5% of Consumers Want to Receive Emails Once a Month or Less: Fluent
    Forty percent of consumers only want to receive marketing emails once a month or less, according to a new report from Fluent. The "Inbox Report" also revealed that 35 percent of consumers end up unsubscribing because they get too much email. The research also revealed that 36 percent of consumers find that email marketing messages are never helpful.
  • Email Marketers Embraced Personalization in 2015
    While email volume in 2015 was as high as it was in 2014, more email marketers embraced personalization. According to eDataSource, the number of discrete email campaigns increased by 45 percent in 2015. This approach will pay off. According to a Q3 Epsilon email trends report revealed triggered email have an average 52 percent open rate and 11.4 percent click rate.
  • Google May Do Away With Email Passwords
    Google is reportedly working on a new form of email security that would do away with the password. The company is testing a method that is similar to the two-factor authentication approach, using an additional step for security purposes. The tool will allow people to log into their accounts by tapping a button on their phone when prompted.
  • AOL Debuts Email Management App
    AOL has released a new email management app for mobile devices called Alto Mail. The app helps users manage their email accounts like other apps on the market, featuring threaded conversations, swipe-to-archive tools and a combined inbox. The tool supports Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, iCloud and AOL Mail.
  • Man Accused of Hacking Celebrity Email Accounts to Steal Private Data
    Alonzo Knowles, a 23 year-old man from The Bahamas, who resides in New York, has been arrested and charged Tuesday with hacking into the personal email accounts of celebrities. According to the allegations, Knowles stole private files including scripts for unreleased films and sexually explicit photographs of his victims.
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