Universities can spy on their students and staff, just as organisations can spy on their employees, by using in-built features into their in-house or cloud hosted email products. Want to see how?
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We now live in a day and age where we can expect to get dozens, if not hundreds of emails a day. Most of these you'll find are replies and forwarded emails - emails which you have already responded to and are following up, or emails which have been passed onto you because you're more of a relevant person to deal with it.
Not only have more members of the Royal family are said to have been targeted by phone hacking, alleged email hacking is now being investigated by British police.
LulzSec says it will not release hacked emails from Rupert Murdoch's News International so that it will not compromise ongoing investigations.
Members of European parliamentary states have demanded changes to the way data is sent to the United States from Europe, amid conflicts between the European data laws and the USA PATRIOT Act.
OK, Christmas is over so put down the mince pie, fatty. It's time to get down to business, and this time I'm throwing myself in at the deep-end, in the salt-water connected to battery mains, swamped with sharks with lasers on their heads.
Hotmail is the most recent in the belly-flops of email services when it suddenly went down without warning earlier on today.Hotmail accounts are organised into bays - it's not clear as of yet which bays are affected, although both my accounts are working fine (I'm on Hotmail Plus, so a dedicated bay and no advertisements) whereas my housemate, Nikki, is seriously struggling to use hers.
Hotmail, which has the largest number of email users on the planet, has been compromised with tens of thousands of passwords being published to the web. Breaking news
But why? I'll admit now that Encarta hasn't always been at the forefront of my mind when researching something; nor has it been a major part of my studies, life in general or search results on Google.
With online usernames and handles identifying who we are across numbers social network spheres or community websites, is there any reason why universities shouldn't embrace this?