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.
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.
February 25, 2014 |
Unsubscribing from annoying marketing emails is now easier than ever for users of Google's Gmail service. Gmail has added an "unsubscribe" button that users will see at the top of promotional messages they receive. If they click the button, Gmail will try to ensure they no longer receive such material from that sender, Google said. The Silicon Valley tech giant said it implemented the feature as a way to benefit both recipients and senders of marketing emails. PHOTOS: Five ways the Samsung Gear 2 is better than its predecessor Without the new "unsubscribe" button, users typically have had to delve through tiny text at the bottom of unwanted messages looking for links to "unsubscribe" pages on companies' websites.
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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.
December 5, 2012 |
DENVER -- More than 1,500 emails to and from accused mass murderer James Holmes were made public for the first time Wednesday. The emails, released by the University of Colorado-Denver, where Holmes was a neuroscience doctoral student, are from his two school accounts. Holmes, 24, faces 166 charges in the July 20 shooting spree that killed 12 and wounded at least 58 just past midnight during the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in a packed Aurora theater. He is being held without bond.
January 10, 2014 |
Port Authority officials appointed by Gov. Chris Christie knew that the closures they engineered on lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge in September were causing serious delays for emergency responders but still ordered the closures to continue, documents released Friday show. The documents, more than a thousand pages of emails and texts between Port Authority officials and staff, curious reporters and Christie staffers, did not clarify what the New Jersey governor knew about the lane closures, which he said were engineered by his staff without his knowledge, apparently as retribution to the Fort Lee mayor, who had failed to endorse his reelection campaign.