BetaNews: Over one million phishing websites are created every month

BetaNews: Over one million phishing websites are created every month . “Every month, almost 1.5 million new phishing websites are created. This is according to a new report by Webroot, showing just how big of an industry phishing really is. The Webroot Quarterly Threat Trends Report says that 1.385 million new phishing sites are created every month. May was the busiest of them all, with 2.3 million sites created.”

MakeUseOf: Get to Inbox Zero in Gmail With These Strategies

MakeUseOf: Get to Inbox Zero in Gmail With These Strategies. “Maintaining a clean inbox is a real challenge. You can put a ton of effort into cleaning it up, reaching close to inbox zero, and just finding yourself back where you started in a month. The key to getting to inbox zero is automating as much of the process as you can and rethinking your approach to email.”

Lifehacker: Snapmail Allows You to Send Self-Destructing Gmail Messages

Lifehacker: Snapmail Allows You to Send Self-Destructing Gmail Messages. “There are a lot of options out there to send secure and self-destructing messages to others. But what if you really just want to send them a message using Gmail? Snapmail is a Chrome extension that allows you to send messages just like you might otherwise to recipients that will destruct in 60 seconds.”

Phys.org: The only safe email is text-only email

Phys.org: The only safe email is text-only email. “Most people tend to think that it’s users’ fault when they fall for phishing scams: Someone just clicked on the wrong thing. To fix it, then, users should just stop clicking on the wrong thing. But as security experts who study malware techniques, we believe that thinking chases the wrong problem. The real issue is that today’s web-based email systems are electronic minefields filled with demands and enticements to click and engage in an increasingly responsive and interactive online experience. It’s not just Gmail, Yahoo mail and similar services: Desktop-computer-based email programs like Outlook display messages in the same unsafe way.”

TechCrunch: Judge dismisses ‘inventor of email’ lawsuit against Techdirt

TechCrunch: Judge dismisses ‘inventor of email’ lawsuit against Techdirt. “A Massachusetts judge has sided with Techdirt, dismissing Shiva Ayyadurai’s $15 million lawsuit against the media company, its founder Mike Masnick and writer Leigh Beadon. The suit centered on Techdirt’s coverage of Ayyadurai’s claim that he is the inventor of email — Masnick’s position on the matter is spelled out pretty clearly in an article titled, ‘Here’s The Truth: Shiva Ayyadurai Didn’t Invent Email.'”

Ditch That Textbook: The Gmail survival guide for busy teachers

Ditch That Textbook: The Gmail survival guide for busy teachers. “Seems like the textbook example of educators’ use of email is to check it often, respond whenever and spend lots of time doing repetitive email tasks. If your inbox owns you, it drags you back in time after time without feeling like you’ve accomplished much of anything when you’re done. But if you can tame your email and have it work for you, you have more time for the things that matter most — professionally and personally.”

Ars Technica: Google promised not to scan Gmail for targeted ads—but for how long?

Ars Technica: Google promised not to scan Gmail for targeted ads—but for how long?. “On July 23, Google promised with great fanfare that it would stop scanning consumers’ Gmail messages to serve targeted, contextually aware ads. The announcement—which put Gmail in line with competing services and Google’s paid e-mail for government, business, and education sectors—was published widely, from tech blogs to the mainstream media. ‘Free consumer Gmail users,’ Google said, ‘can remain confident that Google will keep privacy and security paramount as we continue to innovate.’ However, court documents suggest that this could be temporary.”