An attempt by Goldman Sachs to have Google block access to a sent email raises some serious questions with regards to data access, especially given the widespread cloud deployment and pervasive state-level surveillance that we are seeing today.
In the aftermath of the revelations about widespread National Security Agency surveillance, more email users are turning to encryption to secure their emails.
A couple of weeks ago, Google made an announcement that it has enabled end-to-end data encryption for messages handled by the company's Gmail service. This means that every email message that is sent and received is encrypted while moving internally, explained Nicolas Lidzborski, the engineer lead for Gmail Security.
Users could not make use of some services like Gmail, Google+, Calendar and Documents, among others, for periods ranging from 25 minutes to almost an hour.
Major data breaches are happening all the time. Just last week, more than two million passwords from Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and other accounts were stolen by hackers who installed keylogging malware on millions of computers. We all read about the breaches, but what happens after the breaches?
Google appears poised to expand its advertising efforts to its Gmail application for Android, bringing the messaging app in line with its Web counterpart.
Many Gmail users suffered through a widespread delay this week, demonstrating yet again the challenge of providing perfect system uptime and performance-- no matter how robust your infrastructure may be.
Google is rolling out an overhauled version of its Gmail application for Android, highlighted by a retooled conversation view that adopts the virtual index card-style user interface first introduced via the company's Google Now personal assistant service.
The updated Gmail with a tabbed interface is a big improvement, but I would change a thing or two.
Microsoft has begun rolling out a new Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system update incorporating support for Google's CardDAV and CalDAV calendar and contact syncing protocols, enabling WP8 users to access the full range of Gmail messaging and scheduling services on their smartphones.