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WTF? Israeli General Warns of Texting Orders, Being Ignored

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Michael L. Millenson

When an Israeli Army officer says, "Follow me!", the soldiers under his command may be confused whether he means Facebook or firefight.

What Your eMail Greetings Says About You

The Morning News | Posted 07.19.2011 | Books

“Hey,” means you want something from me. “Hey:” means you expect something from me....

9 Must-See Gmail Tips To Tame Your Inbox

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology

Earlier this week, Gmail posted a few tips for "powering through hundreds of messages." They're helpful for sure, but we wanted to share some of our o...

It's 1986 and Magnum, P.I. Just Stole My Email!

Jeffrey Evans | Posted 06.29.2011 | Technology
Jeffrey Evans

Law enforcement likes that most of our electronic communications are offered only feeble privacy protections. They don't want to have to go to a judge to get a search warrant.

GMAIL ESSENTIALS: 5 Tips To Protect Your Account From Hackers

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 06.23.2011 | Technology

Quick searches of Twitter and Google reveal a flurry of recent Gmail hackings, and the Guardian reports that they might be rooted in the Gawker databa...

The Rules of Netiquette -- Signature, Please

Julie Spira | Posted 06.20.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

Receiving an email from Joe12345@hotmail.com will not identify you as the sender. The recipient won't see your last name, and most certainly won't know or remember the name of your business.

Who Investigates the Investigators?

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Carol Muske-Dukes

The goals of women's rights and the furthering of the Greek system -- fraternities on campus -- remain at odds.

Think You Know Your Competition? Think Again

Naveen Jain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Naveen Jain

You may not see the stealth innovators who are quietly harnessing technologies to displace your business.

5 Smartphone Rules to Live By

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

The smartphone has become a ubiquitous status symbol of and tool for businesspeople doing business. In offices, on the streets and in airports, what s...

Jon Stewart and the Sheer Hypocrisy of Fox News on Teachers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

I like teachers. But what I am learning from conservatives these days, especially the hosts and commentators for Fox News is that public school teachers are greedy.

Making the Case Against Mortgage Banksters, Part One: Legalities

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

Federal prosecutors have trotted out reasons why they aren't prosecuting mortgage banksters. No lawyer I've spoken to agrees. Nor do I. This is an analysis of why the criminal cases can be made.

How To Back Up Your Gmail Account

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Last weekend, some unlucky Gmail users inadvertently had their email accounts wiped out. Actually, it was 0.02 percent of all Gmail users--or roughl...

The Digital Childhood

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Twenty three percent of children have had their pre-birth scans uploaded to the internet by their parents and seven percent of babies have had an email address created for them by their parents.

Government Documents Released In ACLU Lawsuit Show Few Violations Of Privacy Safeguards

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies engaging in electronic surveillance are failing to meet privacy safeguards in only a small number of ins...

Feds Check Wrong Person's Email In Spam Probe

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

MILWAUKEE — It's the online equivalent of police breaking down the wrong door. Court documents show that a typo caused federal investigators in...

Looking For Balance In A 24/7 World

Fauzia Burke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fauzia Burke

We live in a culture of 24/7 work and it has become normal to many of us. We have raised the expectation of availability to a point that is unhealthy.

Death Threat Against Palin Critic

Mother Jones | � Andy Kroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Responding to criticism she received after the January 8 Tucson shootings, Sarah Palin referred to death threats she and her children have received, s...

Burning Question: Why Do Emails Contain Legal Warnings?

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

These days, even the most innocuous messages--"Sure, squash at 6 sounds great"--sent from corporate email accounts are larded with dense legalese that...

Keeping Your Parents Safe Online

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

As the year comes to a close, I see many compiling lists of tips and ideas on how you and yours can stay safe online. Earlier this month Cisco held a ...

The Story Of A Modern Day Bootstrapper

Fred Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

We continue with our M&A case studies on MBA Mondays. Last week we saw the impact VCs can have on your exit. This week we are going to look at the opp...

How We Shared Content In 2010

readwriteweb.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The link sharing service AddThis, which said this month that it's now tracking the interests of more than 1 billion people across the web, has publish...

California Man Quits Job, Makes Living Suing Email Spammers

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Daniel Balsam hates spam. Most everybody does, of course. But he has acted on his hate as few have, going far beyond simply hitt...

On Christmas Cards and Season's Greetings

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Safavi

I'm thinking of tweeting my holiday cheer in 2011 on Twitter: Wishing you a Merry Christmas or Have a Happy Holiday Season! Done under a minute. D...

Feds Need Warrants For Email, Appeals Court Rules

CNET News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Police must obtain search warrants before perusing Internet users' e-mail records, a federal appeals court ruled today in a landmark decision that str...

When your 'platonic' friend just isn't into you...

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have read and been told by female friends that when a man is friends with a woman and all of a sudden wants to take it to a r...