Michael Arrington: "Google Spied on My Gmail"

This week, we learned Microsoft has been able to read anyone's Hotmail inbox, if it so pleases. But what about Google? According to TechCrunch founder and friendly VC giant Mike Arrington, his Gmail account was rifled through just the same. » 3/21/14 5:35pm 3/21/14 5:35pm

Every Gmail Message You Send Will Now Be Protected by Encryption

Good news, security lovers! Google just announced that Gmail will be all encrypted all the time. More specifically, every single email you send or receive will use an encrypted HTTPS connection, regardless of which device you're using and which network. Even public Wi-Fi is okay. » 3/20/14 1:50pm 3/20/14 1:50pm

Gmail's New Buttons Let You Take Care of Business Without Opening Email

Anything Google does to prevent my needing to dive into my email to perform simple tasks gets a big old thumbs up, which is why I'm stoked (*STOKED*) that Gmail is getting a new set of "quick action" buttons that'll let you do more directly from your inbox subject lines, without actually opening up an email. » 11/11/13 2:31pm 11/11/13 2:31pm

How To Opt Out of Google's Shared Endorsements

Google recently announced an update to its Terms of Service, focused on displaying your profile name and photo next to advertisements and reviews. The new feature, which goes into effect on November 11, is called Shared Endorsements and will allow you to share your recommendations (whether a +1 on Google Play or a… » 10/18/13 4:30am 10/18/13 4:30am