Google Says It’s Time for Longtime Small-Business Users to Pay Up

Google is charging some small businesses for email and other apps after more than a decade of free use. Business owners say Google is being callous.

#cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-mail, #google-inc, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #small-business

Email Is Slow and Creates Distance. That’s Why It’s Great.

In defense of a dinosaur.

#e-mail, #instant-messaging, #text-messaging

The Kids Are Right About Email, Too

It is now just a way to be at the beck and call of anyone, and any robot, with an internet connection.

#e-mail, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #work-life-balance

Getting Inside Putin’s Head: Is He Irrational?

Trying to figure out what makes Vladimir Putin tick. Also: China’s role; Russian war crimes; being a parent; stresses of email; don’t walk and text. 

#china, #e-mail, #parenting, #putin-vladimir-v, #roads-and-traffic, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Your Self-Worth Is Not in Your Inbox

A nonresponse to email may be rude, but it is not the end of the world.

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #e-mail, #febos-melissa, #labor-and-jobs, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

Guess Who’s Back on the Line

Hint: He likes you almost as much as he does Putin.

#campaign-finance, #contests-and-prizes, #e-mail, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government

A ‘Slow to Respond’ Message for Digital Overload

Ignoring a Slack, email or text message feels rude, but should it?

#a-world-without-email-reimagining-work-in-an-age-of-communication-overload-book, #anxiety-and-stress, #cellular-telephones, #content-type-service, #conversation, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #e-mail, #instant-messaging, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #text-messaging, #wireless-communications

Donald Trump Wants Your Money

Trump had his hand out 266 times in January.

#campaign-finance, #e-mail, #elections-governors, #elections-senate, #fetterman-john-1969, #orourke-beto, #our-journey-together-book, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

University Mistakenly Tells 5,500 Students They Won Huge Scholarships

Oakland University in Michigan said “human error” was to blame for the incorrect emails. It was the second university in the state this month to make such a mistake.

#carnell-poindexter, #central-michigan-university, #colleges-and-universities, #e-mail, #michigan, #oakland-university, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #tuition

University of Michigan Fires Its President Over Inappropriate Relationship

Mark Schlissel’s contract was terminated immediately for interactions with a subordinate, the Board of Regents said.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #colleges-and-universities, #e-mail, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #schlissel-mark-s, #sexual-harassment, #university-of-michigan

Now in Your Inbox: Political Misinformation

One of the most powerful communication tools available to politicians teems with unfounded claims and largely escapes notice.

#campaign-finance, #crenshaw-dan-1984, #e-mail, #kennedy-john-neely, #laturner-jake, #maloney-carolyn-b, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Everybody Wants to Be Your Email Buddy

Requests, you get requests …

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #campaign-finance, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #e-mail, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Jon Gruden Accuses N.F.L. of ‘Character Assassination’ in a Lawsuit

Gruden, the former coach of the Raiders, is accusing the league of leaking his offensive emails to ‘destroy’ his career and reputation.

#coaches-and-managers, #e-mail, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

This Election Season, Look Out for Virginia

Off-year elections could come down to a dog’s nose.

#campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #e-mail, #elections-governors, #mcauliffe-terry, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

What Jon Gruden’s Emails Tell Us About Cancel Culture

It’s time to stop litigating whether these punishments are fair and to start thinking about why some behaviors seemed OK in the first place.

#discrimination, #e-mail, #football, #gruden-jon, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity, #sex-crimes, #whistle-blowers, #women-and-girls

Bill Gates Was Warned Over ‘Inappropriate’ Emails at Microsoft

Mr. Gates, who at the time was Microsoft’s chairman, had asked a female employee out on a date, a Microsoft spokesman said.

#boards-of-directors, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-mail, #gates-bill, #microsoft-corp, #wall-street-journal

N.F.L.’s Top Lawyer Had Cozy Relationship With Washington Team President

Jeff Pash, the N.F.L.’s general counsel, brokered penalties, discussed a cheerleading scandal and arranged perks in emails with the former president of the Washington Football Team.

#allen-bruce-1956, #cantwell-maria, #e-mail, #fines-penalties, #football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #jeff-pash, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-football-team

How Jon Gruden’s Emails Became Collateral Damage

The former Raiders coach’s toxic commentary emerged from a separate investigation that had nothing to do with him, and remained secret because the probe was designed to be opaque.

#allen-bruce-1956, #coaches-and-managers, #e-mail, #football, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #rothman-robert-1953, #schar-dwight-c, #sexual-harassment, #smith-frederick-w, #snyder-daniel-m, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #washington-football-team, #wilkinson-walsh

Jon Gruden Emailed Homophobic and Mysogynistic Comments

A trove of emails in a separate workplace misconduct case show Raiders Coach Jon Gruden went beyond previously disclosed racist comments to issue broad tirades.

#coaches-and-managers, #e-mail, #espn, #football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #las-vegas-raiders, #nassib-carl-1993, #national-football-league, #national-football-league-players-assn, #smith-demaurice, #washington-football-team, #women-and-girls

UMass Amherst Hires Cybersecurity Firm to Investigate Racist Emails

The university’s vice chancellor told students the emails, which targeted Black students, were part of a rise in “anti-Black racist incidents” on campus this academic year.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #e-mail, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #stroz-friedberg-digital-forensics, #university-of-massachusetts-amherst

Trump Wants Your Money. Again.

The former president pines for his team to mention your name.

#campaign-finance, #e-mail, #pelosi-nancy, #political-action-committees, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-national-committee, #trump-tower-manhattan-ny, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

George Floyd Protests: Troopers Deleted Texts and Emails, Major Testifies

According to a transcript released Friday, a member of the Minnesota State Patrol said there was “a purge of emails and text messages” after troopers responded to protests in Minneapolis last year.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #e-mail, #freedom-of-the-press, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #minnesota, #news-and-news-media, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #st-paul-minn, #state-patrol-minnesota, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #text-messaging

Attempt to Seize Washington Post Reporters’ Email Data Came Day Before Barr Left Office

Newly unsealed court files shed more light on a contentious leak investigation.

#barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #e-mail, #freedom-of-the-press, #justice-department, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-post

Could Gen Z Free the World From Email?

“It’s actually crazy how outdated it is.” People born after AOL Mail was invented seem to prefer to communicate in almost any other way.

#computers-and-the-internet, #e-mail, #generation-z, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #text-messaging, #work-life-balance

Trump Pressed Official to Wield Justice Dept. to Back Election Claims

The former president began pressuring his acting attorney general even before announcing that his predecessor was stepping down, emails show.

#attorneys-general, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #e-mail, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rosen-jeffrey-adam-1958, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

What Data About You Can the Government Get From Big Tech?

The revelations of a leak investigation started in the Trump administration are a reminder that Big Tech companies often hand over information about their users.

#apple-inc, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-mail, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #justice-department, #new-york-times, #text-messaging

U.S. Put Gag Order on Times Executives Amid Fight Over Email Logs

The push began in the Trump administration and continued under President Biden, and the Justice Department obtained a gag order to keep it from public view.

#apuzzo-matt, #baquet-dean, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #comey-james-b, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #e-mail, #freedom-of-the-press, #google-inc, #justice-department, #lichtblau-eric, #new-york-times, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #newspapers, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #schmidt-michael-s, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Justice Dept. Seized CNN Reporter’s Email and Phone Records

In a wide-ranging request, federal prosecutors obtained records for Barbara Starr’s email accounts and multiple phone lines, the network said.

#attorneys-general, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cnn, #e-mail, #freedom-of-the-press, #justice-department, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #starr-barbara, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why We’re Freaking Out About Substack

A company that makes it easy to charge for newsletters has captivated an anxious industry because it embodies larger forces and contradictions.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #bustle-digital-group, #e-mail, #news-and-news-media, #newsletters, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #social-media, #substack-inc, #writing-and-writers

He Quit the Internet 2 Months Before the Pandemic

When Aron Rosenberg decided to try living offline for a year, he thought his sabbatical might be painful. It turned out to be easier than his return.

#computers-and-the-internet, #e-mail, #laptop-computers, #news-and-news-media, #sabbaticals-and-career-breaks, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states

Thousands of Microsoft Customers May Have Been Victims of Hack Tied to China

The hackers started their attack in January but escalated their efforts in recent weeks, security experts say. Business and government agencies affected.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #e-mail, #krebs-brian, #krebs-christopher-c, #microsoft-corp, #solarwinds, #us-federal-government-data-breach-2020

Stop. Breathe. We Can’t Keep Working Like This.

Cal Newport explains how Slack and Gmail are making us miserable — and what to do about it.

#e-mail, #labor-and-jobs, #newport-cal-1982, #productivity, #slack-technologies-inc

Voters in Two States Report Threatening ‘Vote for Trump’ Emails

One of the emails, obtained by The Times, seemed to suggest that it was sent by an American far-right group, but its metadata showed that it originated from an Estonian server.

#alaska, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-mail, #estonia, #florida, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Google Employees Are Free to Speak Up. Except on Antitrust.

A company operating in the shadow of government regulators has some very particular rules about what workers can say about it.

#alphabet-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-mail, #google-inc, #justice-department, #labor-and-jobs, #pichai-sundar, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #search-engines

How to Declutter Your Digital Life

If you’re overwhelmed from telecommuting for months, here are ways to step away from your devices and, just maybe, get to inbox zero.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #e-mail, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smartphones, #social-media, #telecommuting

Melania Trump Reportedly Used Her Personal Email for Government Business

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who served as Mrs. Trump’s senior adviser, told The Washington Post that the first lady also used encrypted messaging apps like Signal to conduct government business.

#e-mail, #first-ladies-us, #melania-and-me-the-rise-and-fall-of-my-friendship-with-the-first-lady-book, #trump-melania, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-post, #winston-wolkoff-stephanie

I Hope This Email Finds You Well

Just wanted to check in!

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #e-mail, #emotions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment

Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Doctoring Email in Russia Inquiry

The former official admitted that he had intentionally inserted words into the text of the email, which discussed past relations between the C.I.A. and Carter Page, the former Trump campaign adviser.

#boasberg-james-e, #central-intelligence-agency, #clinesmith-kevin, #e-mail, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #horowitz-michael-e, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #page-carter, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods

Tackling the Unsolvable Problem: The Bottomless Email Inbox

For $99 a year, Hey wants to help us restore some control. The new service has a way to go — and so does email, come to think of it.

#basecamp-llc, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-mail, #fried-jason-b-1974, #hey-mobile-app, #mobile-applications

Temecula Mayor Resigns Amid Uproar Over Email About Police Killings

James Stewart blamed a voice-to-text translator for adding the word good in this sentence: “I don’t believe there’s ever been a good person of color killed by a police officer.”

#black-people, #discrimination, #e-mail, #mayors, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #stewart-james-temecula-calif-mayor, #temecula-calif

Chinese Hackers Target Email Accounts of Biden Campaign Staff, Google Says

The technology giant also confirmed reports that Iran had targeted President Trump’s campaign, underscoring the persistent threat of hackers in the 2020 election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #e-mail, #google-inc, #iran, #microsoft-corp, #phishing-computer-fraud, #presidential-election-of-2020, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Quibi, JetBlue and Others Gave Away Email Addresses, Report Says

Personal data from millions of customers ended up with Google, Facebook and other trackers, making it easier for them to be tracked online and targeted with ads, according to a study.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-mail, #edwards-zach, #google-inc, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #online-advertising, #privacy, #quibi-holdings-llc, #washington-post

How Not to Let Your Phone Ruin Your Vacation

Strategies for traveling without letting your phone keep you from enjoying your trip.

#android-operating-system, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-mail, #mobile-applications, #news-and-news-media, #photography, #privacy, #smartphones, #social-media, #text-messaging, #travel-and-vacations, #wireless-communications