May 13, 2012 |
Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Amazon.com email - Online shoppers should be careful if they receive emails that appear to be from amazon.com, but actually are attempts to steal victims' financial information, the Better Business Bureau said in a recent alert. The scam emails include the subject line, "Your Cancellation," the BBB said. Anyone who receives a suspicious email that appears to be from Amazon should visit the Amazon website directly by typing www.amazon.com into their browser, then sign into "your account" to see whether the email was valid, the BBB said.
March 11, 2013 |
This is not the kind of news Harvard University would like: First, an allegation of widespread cheating, then an internal hunt for an email leak at the university, and now, a partial apology by the administration for searching the correspondence of resident deans. The story begins in 2012, a dark time for Harvard University. More than 100 students had been accused of cheating on a take-home exam for an introductory-level class on Congress -- a humiliating scandal for the institution, whose graduates so often become the elected officials their undergraduates study.
December 6, 2012 |
DENVER — In the hours after the Aurora, Colo., movie massacre on July 20, faculty and classmates at suspected gunman James E. Holmes' university were horrified to realize he had once been among them. More than 1,500 emails to and from Holmes were made public Wednesday. The emails — released by the University of Colorado-Denver, where he had been a neuroscience doctoral student — were from Holmes' two university email accounts. An additional 2,300 internal university staff emails surrounding Holmes' alleged attack also were released.
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September 14, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission unsuccessfully sought an emergency court order Friday demanding The Times and others surrender internal emails about its behind-the-scenes efforts to give USC control of the stadium. In the emails, commission officials discuss such topics as limiting public debate of a proposed USC lease of the taxpayer-owned Coliseum and excluding state officials from closed-door talks on the deal. The documents also show the panel's then-president and its top administrator tallying the commission's expected vote on the lease terms weeks before they were made public.
August 8, 2012 |
Google is looking to get even more personal. The Internet search engine is experimenting with including information from users' Gmail accounts in search results. It's part of Google's effort to make itself even more relevant to users and maintain its dominance in search, which drives most of its revenue. Gmail has more than 425 million users. They can already sift through their emails to find a receipt from Amazon.com or an invitation from a friend. Now if they are logged into Gmail, they can also see a list of relevant emails when they search Google.
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May 16, 2013 |
A Navy commander has been relieved of duty for sending "inappropriate" emails and text messages to female enlisted sailors, Navy officials said Thursday. Allen Maestas was relieved as executive officer of a beachmaster unit. The decision was made by Capt. Kevin Flanagan, commander of Naval Beach Group 1 in Coronado. Beachmaster units are assigned to transport combat Marines and equipment to the shore in landing-craft-air cushion craft and other means. Maestas has been temporarily assigned to the staff of Naval Beach Group 1. The operations officer has assumed the duties of acting executive officer until a permanent replacement arrives in June, officials said.