Beware of Skimmers on Postal Service Stamp Kiosks

Crooks will co to many lengths to steal your details—from USB sticks to cameras on subways—but now they're even cropping up on Postal Service stamp kiosks, too. » 5/14/14 7:16am 5/14/14 7:16am

The Days of Door-to-Door Mail Delivery Could Be Numbered

Every day, millions of people enjoy the simple luxury of a blue and grey-clad letter carrier showing up at their house and dropping the day's mail on their doorstep. But if some Republican lawmakers get their way, this luxury may be short-lived. » 7/23/13 1:24pm 7/23/13 1:24pm

NYT: The Government Is Tracking All Your Snail Mail Too

Your email and phone call metadata certainly isn't private, but maybe you were holding out hope that good old fashioned snail mail somehow avoided big brother's living gaze. The Smoking Gun broke the bad news a month ago, and now the New York Times is confirming that nope, that's all being tracked too. Surprise… » 7/03/13 12:49pm 7/03/13 12:49pm

These Are the Postal Service's Sad Ads Against Email

The Post Office is dying, kids, hemorrhaging money while you fritter away your time with those emails. Don't you know that paper mail is safer? Friendlier? And can't be hacked... by terrorists?! That's what the USPS's new ad campaign wants you to think. » 10/01/11 7:20pm 10/01/11 7:20pm

The Post Office Is Dying Because We Don't Need It Anymore

The Post Office is going to die, so says the old pony express. They're strapped for cash, probably defaulting on a $5.5 billion payment due this month and will shut down entirely this winter unless Congress stabilizes its finances. Sad. But we don't really need it anymore. » 9/06/11 9:21am 9/06/11 9:21am

Paying for Postage Over SMS Launching Soon in Denmark

How often do you weigh parcels at home and then print out the postage, so you can pop it in a post-box and avoid a lengthy queue at the post-office? Now there's an even easier way to pay for postage—in Sweden and Denmark at least, where customers will be able to pay via SMS. » 3/08/11 5:00am 3/08/11 5:00am

Postage Stamps Go High-Tech With QR Code-Like Stamp Readable by Apps

The UK's Royal Mail may've been kicking around in some shape or form since 1516, but they've become the first postal service to create an "intelligent stamp," readable like a QR code by an Android or iPhone app. » 9/03/10 5:50am 9/03/10 5:50am

USPS Suffers as More People Use New-Fangled Electronic Mail

The USPS is having a rough time lately, sending billions fewer pieces of mail each year and shutting down hundreds of thousands of mailboxes. They're in such dire financial straits they may need a bailout. And it's all our fault. » 7/25/09 3:00pm 7/25/09 3:00pm