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Ignore That Cookie Monster Cat Email From State Dept.

US Embassy in Australia blames 'training error' for odd email blast

(Newser) - The US hasn't had an ambassador to Australia in place for two years, the longest stretch since WWII—which may explain why things are getting low-key chaotic Down Under at the American embassy. The BBC reports that an apology has been issued after a "training error" resulted in... More »

Clinton Has 3-Word Response to Inspector General's Report

'But my emails'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton managed to deliver a humorous—and biting—response to a startling revelation in the Justice Department watchdog's report on James Comey's handling of her email controversy in 2016. "But my emails," she tweeted in response to the finding that Comey had used a personal... More »

Rumored New Gmail Features: Self-Destruction and 'Snoozing'

Plus, a 'Confidential Mode' would keep users from forwarding, copying, or printing sensitive emails

(Newser) - The Washington Post reported Thursday on rumors about Google's Gmail revamp, and TechCrunch and the Verge got their hands on supposed screenshots of the updated design and new features. Among the more intriguing-sounding innovations: a "Confidential Mode" that keeps email protected by not allowing the recipient to forward... More »

Every Active Lawyer in Utah Was Emailed Photo of Breasts

The sender? The Utah State Bar

(Newser) - As far as emails go, it seemed typical enough. Sent out shortly after 3pm Monday, it was promoting the Utah State Bar's 2018 Spring Convention in St. George on behalf of the Bar. One attached image was a photo related to the convention; the other was of a woman'... More »

Dad Accused CNN of 'Scripting' Town Hall; CNN Releases Emails

Parkland survivor's dad admits he left critical words out of exchange he sent to media outlets

(Newser) - An emotional CNN town hall last week after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School focused on gun control and school safety, but the network soon found itself in a tiff with the family of one of the survivors. Conservative outlets went after CNN for "scripting"... More »

Beware This Scam Targeting Netflix Users

Email asks users to restart membership by clicking link

(Newser) - Pay extra attention to Netflix emails arriving in your inbox, because one may hide a scam. Police around the country are warning of a phishing scam included in an official-looking email asking Netflix users to restart their memberships, per ABC 11 . The email claims Netflix "could not validate the... More »

Report: White House Probing Jared, Ivanka's Email Domain

Officials look into reports aides used private email for business

(Newser) - White House officials—surprised and angered by reports that several Trump advisers used private email accounts for government business—have ordered an internal investigation of email use, Politico reports, citing "four officials familiar with the matter." The sources say investigators have been pulling emails from the White House... More »

Report: 6 White House Advisers Used Private Email Accounts

Ivanka, Bannon, Priebus are among them, sources say

(Newser) - Jared Kushner was far from the only White House adviser doing the same thing President Trump hammered Hillary Clinton for on the campaign trail, insiders say. The New York Times , citing "current and former officials," reports that at least six aides, including Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, used... More »

Pence Hits AP for Printing Wife's Email

Accuses wire service of 'violating her privacy'

(Newser) - Mike Pence has sent the AP a sternly worded letter after the wire service published the current personal email address of Karen Pence, reports Politico . On Saturday, Pence tweeted a copy of the letter sent by his lawyer, accusing the AP of "violating her privacy and our security."... More »

Pence Used Personal Email for Official Business as Governor

And his AOL account was hacked, 'Indianapolis Star' report says

(Newser) - As governor of Indiana, now-VP Mike Pence "routinely" used his personal AOL email account to conduct public business, reports the Indianapolis Star , which obtained 29 pages of Pence emails via a public records request. Pence criticized Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign over her own email scandal, accusing... More »

Finally Country Takes Stand on Checking Work Emails at Home

France's 'right to disconnect' law goes into effect Sunday

(Newser) - In what may be the best French innovation since kissing and/or toast, the country has given its workers the right not to check work emails while at home. The Independent reports the new "right to disconnect" law takes effect Sunday for companies with more than 50 employees. The law... More »

Amazon Worker Sends Email, Leaps From Company Building

Seattle police say it was suicide attempt

(Newser) - An Amazon employee emailed hundreds of fellow Amazonians—including CEO Jeff Bezos—before leaping from a building at company headquarters in Seattle Monday morning. The man survived the jump, which police believe was a suicide attempt. A source tells Bloomberg that the man, one of 20,000 workers in multiple... More »

Rahm Emanuel Used a Private Email Setup, Too

Chicago mayor insists he didn't use a custom server though

(Newser) - Information pieced together from recent WikiLeaks releases and the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton reveals that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has also used a private email configuration. The Chicago Tribune reports that the domain, rahmemail.com, was registered on May 16, 2011—the same day Emanuel was sworn in as... More »

Obama on FBI's Email Letter: 'We Don't Operate on Leaks'

'We don't operate on incomplete information'

(Newser) - For someone who says he's not going to criticize FBI director James Comey's handling of the most recent email brouhaha, President Obama appeared to do exactly that on Wednesday, despite not mentioning Comey by name. "We don't operate on incomplete information," the New York Times... More »

Emails Reveal Clinton Camp Plotted Against Head of Party

Campaign also discussed need to 'dump all those emails'

(Newser) - Democratic Party head Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down just before the convention in July. But emails released by WikiLeaks Tuesday reveal the Clinton campaign was plotting how to get rid of her months earlier, the AP reports. A memo from a campaign aide and included in campaign chair John Podesta'... More »

Clinton Camp Says FBI Chief Guilty of 'Double Standard'

He'll talk about emails but not possible Russia connection, says spokesman

(Newser) - The Clinton camp went after FBI chief James Comey on Monday over what campaign manager Robby Mook calls a "blatant double standard": Comey is willing to publicly disclose new information on Hillary Clinton's email troubles but not about possible Russian meddling into the election. "Director Comey owes... More »

Podesta Got Hacked Because Clinton IT Team Was Fooled

Probably

(Newser) - It appears we now know how John Podesta's email account got hacked, and it seems Russia was behind it. CNN reports a new batch of emails belonging to Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman released Friday includes one from March with the subject line "Someone has your password."... More »

FBI Looking Into New Clinton Emails

FBI director wants to make sure new emails don't contain classified info

(Newser) - It seems Hillary Clinton's email scandal is going as a zombie this Halloween, because it's back from the dead. FBI director James Comey wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday to inform it that the FBI would be looking at a number of previously undiscovered... More »

Leaked Emails Spell Trouble on the Left for Clinton

Progressives angry at insults, preparing a fight

(Newser) - A steady drip of hacked emails being released by WikiLeaks isn't getting anywhere near the attention Donald Trump would like, but they could still cause plenty of trouble for Hillary Clinton, reports Politico . If the polls are right and Clinton wins the White House, she can expect to confront... More »

Clinton Answers Under Oath to Group's Email Questions

But she doesn't say much

(Newser) - As ordered by a judge in August , Hillary Clinton replied under oath this week to questions submitted by the right-wing legal group Judicial Watch about her use of a private email server, the AP reports. Clinton didn't say much new in her written answers that she hadn't already... More »

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