Posted: January 4th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CHINA! | Tags: China, China Censorship, China-Technology-News, Gmail, Google, Great Firewall of China | Comments Off on China Kills Google’s Gmail
China-tech watchers are saying China has all but blocked the last remaining ways for people to access Gmail, Google’s email service.
Experts say Gmail traffic in China was shut down last week after Chinese authorities apparently plugged the third-party applications that allowed users to get around existing hurdles. Only a trickle of emails have got through since.
Gmail is the galaxy’s largest email service, it has however been largely inaccessible from within China since June last year, coinciding with the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.
But users could still access the service by using third-party mail applications, rather than the webpage. Gmail users could access emails downloaded via protocols like IMAP, SMTP and POP3, allowing users to communicate using Gmail on apps like Apple iPhone’s Mail and Microsoft Outlook :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 10th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Author, Hack!, Verity Penfold | Tags: American Civil Liberties Union, AOL, Apple Inc, Barack Obama, China, Cybersecurity, Email Security, facebook, FB!, FBI Director, Ghack, Gmail, Google, Internet Privacy, Internet Security, Justice Department, Lavabit, Microsoft, NSA, PRISM, Robert Mueller, Secure Webmail, Silent Circle, Skype, The Guardian, Twiiter, US Centre for Constitutional Rights, Washington Post, Yahoo, YouTube | Comments Off on Snowden’s Secure Email Provider Shuts Down
The encrypted email service used by US fugitive, Edward Snowden has abruptly shut down, amid a legal fight involving US government attempts to win access to user information.
“I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people, or walk away from nearly 10 years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit,” Lavabit owner Ladar Levison wrote in a letter posted on the Texas-based company’s website.
Lavabit was founded in 2004 by Texas-based programmers, allegedly prompted by privacy concerns about Gmail, Google’s free, widely-used web-based email service, and their use of the content of users’ email to generate advertisements and marketing data.
Lavabit offered significant privacy protection for their users’ email, including asymmetric encryption. The strength of the cryptographic methods used was of a level that is difficult for even intelligence agencies to crack.
Notorious hacker and founder of Ghacks called the secure email service “probably the most secure, private email service right now”. In July 2013, Lavabit had about 350,000 users, it offered free and paid accounts with levels of storage ranging from 128 megabytes to 8 gigabytes.
Posted: December 7th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Bow Down, Google, Technoid Computer News | Tags: chrome, Chrome Makeover, Filter, Gmail, Gmail Makeover, Google, Google Buzz, Google Chrome, Google Notes, Make Over, Threads | Comments Off on Google Gmail Makeover
The Google designers have been flatout lately, they’ve done some serious make-overs on everything from Analytics control panels to Youtube. Smack in the middle of all of this is the make-over Gmail has had bashed into it, and as always with Google updates and makeovers many punters aren’t happy.
This new clean white look Google is heavier on specs, however the clean white makes everything look a little less, infact all of the Google products that have undergone the clean white make-overs now offer much much more, including Gmail.
As always with Google products, there is a quick and übersimple – but hidden – FIX!
- Goto the little cog logo aka SETTINGS
- Select COMPACT
- Breathe OUT!