• Alphabet Launches Cyber Security Firm
    Alphabet, the parent of Google and other firms, is launching a new company called Chronicle. Its goal is to apply the tenets of machine learning and cloud computing to cyber security. 
  • Is Amazon's HQ2 Search A PR Stunt?
    Axios suggests that Amazon’s very public search for its second headquarters -- HQ2 -- is largely a PR stunt. “The real winner is Amazon, which has created a feedback loop of positive press and fawning politicians just as the company increasingly needs both,” it writes. “And the media -- yes, including us at Axios -- have pliantly played along.”
  • Front Raises $66 Million In Funding Round
    Front, the provider of an email collaboration tool, has raised $66 million in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital. That brings total funding to $79 million for the firm founded in 2013.  
  • Email Lessons From Dunkin' Donuts, Kenneth Cole And Dollar Shave Club
    A ClickZ writer reviewed his own inbox to find out how several brands—Dunkin’ Donuts, Spirit Airlines, Brooklyn Boulders, Kenneth Cole and Dollar Shave Club, among them—are using email. Here are the lessons he learned.  
  • Norwegian Healthcare Authorities Failed GDPR Rule
    Norwegian healthcare officials failed to notify individuals affected by a personal data breach in a timely way, a violation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect in May. Authorities allegedly waited a week before alerting people — roughly half the population of Norway — whose healthcare data may have been stolen by hackers. 
  • States Fill Gaps in Federal Data Breach Enforcement
    South Dakota has come closer to shedding its role as one of only two states without a data breach notification law. And Colorado legislators have introduced a law requiring “reasonable security procedures,” data disposal rules and timely notification of authorities in the event of a breach. 
  • Common Email Mistakes -- And What To Do About Them
    Why do some email efforts work while others end up in the trash? Here is a listing of some of the most common email mistakes, and advice on how to avoid them.  
  • Integris Raises $1.5 Million In Funding
    Integris, a Seattle-based provider of a privacy intelligence solution that could help firms comply with the GDPR, has raised $1.5 million from existing investors Madrona Venture Group and Amplify Partners. The firm expects to rise more funding later this year. 
  • Email Privacy Act Seems To Be On Hold
    The Email Privacy Act, despite winning unanimous approval twice in the House of Representatives, has been bogged down by poison-pill amendments and other hold-ups. It also is unlikely to be passed by the Senate. The bill would require that law enforcement officials obtain a warrant before seizing emails older than 180 days. 
  • Eight Types of Sticky Editorial Content
    One way to get emails opened is to offer coupons and discounts. But not all companies can afford this on a regular basis. A good alternative is to offer valuable editorial content. Here are eight types of “sticky” content. 
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