Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has dropped its lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) after limiting his campaign's access to the organization's database after a data breach last year. "With the investigation behind us, the campaign has withdrawn its lawsuit against the DNC today but continues to implore the DNC to address the systemic instability that remains in its voter file system," the campaign said in a statement.
Movable Ink has released a new contextual email marketing application through the Oracle Marketing AppCloud. The app will allow marketers that use the Oracle Marketing Cloud platform to personalize their messages to consumers.
Notion.ai is a new iPhone app for email management. The tool, which is currently available in beta, lets email users receive several notifications a day with a round up of the important messages in their inbox. The app integrates with the Apple Watch as well.
Gmail was blocked in China again last week. The service has experienced several disruptions in China recently. Anti-censorship advocates suggest that the government has used the "Great Firewall of China" to block the service. These groups have accused China of using these tactics to try to kick the internet giant out of the country.
Google is working on a new app called Trips that will allow users to create folders for upcoming trips using data from Gmail and other Google services. The app, which is still in beta, aggregates all of a user's travel information into one location. Users must give permission to Google in order to access this data.
Rowan University has issued a warning to students and faculty to beware ransomware email messages after a number of these messages have been sent to addressed on its system. The warning said that the university has detected a number of ransomware messages on its system. The emails are disguised as messages from internal senders, and include ZIP files containing malware.
An employee at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco accidentally exposed employee data after falling for an email scam. The employee shared the W-2 forms of its employees after receiving an email that appeared to come from a senior executive at the school. The breach exposed the data of about 3,000 school employees.
Lifeboat Network, the company that hosts the data for the smartphone edition of the popular video game Minecraft, has experienced a data breach. Security researcher Troy Hunt found that the database leaked information in January 2016, exposing the data of the more than seven million users. The leaked information included weakly encrypted passwords and email addresses, but not the real name of customers or their real time addresses.
Phishing and malware continue to be the most common tactics used by online criminals,according to a new report from Verizon. The study also found that 30 percent of phishing messages were opened by the recipient, up 23 percent from the same time period last year. In addition, 12 percent of the people that opened the message went on to click on the malicious attachment or link.
An overwhelming majority (71.8) percent of marketers plan to spend more time on email production and 86.7 percent plan to spend more money on email marketing in 2016, according to a report from Email on Acid. The research also revealed that 69.1 percent of marketers currently spend between one and five hours developing a typical email campaign.