Donald Trump's campaign is catching up to Hillary Clinton's campaign when it comes to email volume, but the Clinton camp still outemails Trump by 2 to 1, according to eDataSource. While Clinton campaign's inbox performance is better than Trumps (24 percent vs 17 percentage points), Clinton's read rate of 21 percent is 4 percentage points lower than Trump's.
A Ukrainian cyber group has shared hacked documents related to one of Vladimir Putin's top officials online. The victim, Vladislav Surkov, suggests that the timing comes after Russia has been accused of hacking in order to sway the U.S. election.
Startup Alluxio has introduced a memory-centric storage system for big data. The company raised $7.5 million in Series A funding earlier this year. The new storage platform, which is currently available in beta, is aimed at helping businesses centrailze the massive amounts of data that they store across systems and in the cloud in one location.
An Irish privacy advocacy group has filed a challenge to an EU-U.S. commercial data transfer pact. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield was agreed upon a couple of months ago after the European Union's highest court blocked the framework that allows for the transmission of Europeans' private data to the United States. The data includes everything from human resources information to browsing history.
A British accountant is going to jail for 18 months after he borrowed money from a friend to pay an online scammer that he thought was his girlfriend. The 79 year-old Brian Ridpath has been found guilty of fraud by misrepresentation and for lying to his friend about a girlfriend that he'd only ever met online. The girlfriend turned out to be a Nigerian email scam. The friend gave him $184,000 to help pay her bills with the intentions of being paid back soon.
Officials from Obama's administration have briefed some congressional staffers about Yahoo's secret court order to search all users' incoming emails, but the details of the secret partnership will likely not become public. The partnership involves matters of national security and is likely to remain classified despite attempts from other members of Congress and the press to learn more.
Almost 10,000 people have experienced data intrusions thanks to the BBC, according to a new report from Business Insider. The news site has reported that since 2007, 9,763 BBC customers have had their data exposed as a result of 169 data breaches at the media giant. Exposed data include: partial bank account details, mobile phone numbers, addresses, and signatures.
While sending an email may seem like a quick and easy way to ask someone for a favor, it is less effective than asking them in person, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada. According to the research, when young people asked someone to do something for them in person, they received a positive response 72 percent of the time. When they asked via email, the results were pretty bad with only 0.21 percent of responses being yes.
New emails released by WikiLeaks illustrate divisions in how Hillary Clinton's team wanted to handle the controversy over her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. According to an email sent by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and released by WikiLeaks on Tuesday, Podesta felt the former State Department staff mismanaged the email matter.
Costume site BuySeasons has been selling costumes for the last 16 years but has seen conversion rates and revenue per visitor decline 30-40 percent in recent years.