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20 Years Later, I'm Still Using My AOL Email

Derreck Johnson explains why

(Newser) - You probably ditched your AOL email address sometime in the 1990s, but not Derreck Johnson. No, his AOL.com email address was born on Sept. 24, 1994, when he was a senior in high school, and more than 20 years later, "it remains my primary means of email communication,... More »

Home Depot Hackers Nabbed 53M Email Addresses

They stole a 3rd-party vendor's login credentials to install malware

(Newser) - The massive security breach Home Depot went public with in September didn't stop at 56 million credit cards. The country's biggest home-improvement retailer announced yesterday that hackers also stole 53 million email addresses—though not passwords or other personal info. Still, the company said customers should be on... More »

We're All to Blame for Target Hack

'No company is secure,' and we should know it: Nicole Perlroth

(Newser) - Here's a lesson from the Target data hack which, as Nicole Perlroth notes in the New York Times , affected "well over one-third of America’s adult population": It's time to think twice before giving out our email addresses, birth dates, and other personal information to companies. The... More »

Yahoo's Plan to Free Up Old Email Addresses Too Risky

Mat Honan: It raises a host of security concerns

(Newser) - Got an old Yahoo email address kicking around that you haven't checked in a year or so? Better log in over the next few weeks if you'd like to keep it. Otherwise, Yahoo is going to free it up for someone else. The example it uses is letting... More »

Want to Really Email Labor Department? That'll Be $1M

AP exposes secret email addresses,

(Newser) - If you want to actually email the bigwigs at the Department of Labor, it'll cost you. Many of Barack Obama's top political appointees are using secret email addresses to cut down on inbox clutter, the AP has discovered. When the AP asked the Labor Department for its share... More »

Facebook Replaces Emails in Apple Contact Lists

Apple products prone to sudden email address invasion

(Newser) - Users of Apple products had better check their contact lists, because Facebook has flooded some of them with @Facebook email addresses, CNET reports. Seems that Apple's new iOS 6 Facebook integration allows the social media giant to alter address books in your phone or computer without any consent. Worse,... More »

The New Status Symbol: AOL Email Address

Bigshots in politics, media, entertainment hang on to old addresses

(Newser) - AOL.com email addresses are so nineties, right? But apparently they're also a sort of weird status symbol amongst a certain set. Ben Smith first made the argument last week on Politico , noting that despite the "stigma" long associated with the AOL.com domain, there's also "... More »

7% of Babies Have Email Addresses

By age 2, 81% have a digital footprint

(Newser) - When today's kids enter the job market in 20-something years, would-be employers checking up them may have no trouble finding ... their ultrasound photos. That's because they're leaving a digital trail a mile long, thanks to Mom and Dad. A new study has found that 23% of children had their pre-birth... More »

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