British users of Google’s email system will soon be able to have an account ending @gmail.com rather than @googlemail.com. For the past five years the search firm has been prevented from using the shorter name due to a trademark disagreement with a company called Independent International Investment Research. According to a report by the BBC, […]… Read Article
The attacks on Google email accounts belonging to human rights activists can be traced back to the Chinese government “or its proxies”, according to a US internet security firm. Verisign’s iDefense Labs claims the web addresses involved in the cyber-attack “correspond to a single foreign entity consisting either of agents of the Chinese state or proxies thereof”, reports The […]… Read Article
The Chinese government has said it will stand firm with regard to censorship of the internet following Google’s threat to withdraw from the country. A report in the Financial Times this morning quoted Wang Chen, the head of the State Council Information Office and deputy head of the Communist party’s propaganda department, as saying internet […]… Read Article
Owners of BlackBerry mobile handsets in the US and South America have been hit by service problems for the second time in less than a week. Users across a range of mobile networks complained of being unable to access the internet or personal email accounts on Tuesday. Phone and text service are not believed to […]… Read Article
Thousands of accounts on web-based e-mail system Hotmail have been compromised in a phishing attack, software giant Microsoft confirmed. BBC News says it has seen a list of more than 10,000 e-mail accounts, predominantly originating from Europe, and passwords which were posted online. Microsoft said it had launched an investigation. Phishing involves setting up fake […]… Read Article