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  1. 5 Million Gmail Passwords Hacked and Leaked, Here’s How to Check Yours

    Or you could use this as a reminder to change it for general safety.

    5 million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked on a Russian forum. Check to see if you need to change your password immediately instead of at your regularly scheduled password change date, which is a thing you have, right?

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  2. Sooooo Gmail Is Down, Huh [Updating]

    We're gonna get through this, you guys.

    Don't anybody freak out, but as of about 30 minutes ago, Gmail is down due to a "likely service disruption." We're not sure why, but Twitter is very upset about it right now, and when Twitter is upset, Twitter likes to make jokes.

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  3. Google Now Allows Anyone on Google+ to Email Your Gmail without Your Address, Here’s How to Disallow That

    Is this some kind of deliberate test of their spam filters?

    The latest in a series of changes, Google has allowed anyone on Google+ to send emails to Gmail accounts. It's OK, though. There's a solution that does not involve hiding from your email for the rest of your life to avoid spam. Like the recent change to image display settings, the Google+ email feature is easily turned off.

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  4. Gmail Now Automatically Displays Images, Here’s What to Do if That Fills You with Malware Paranoia

    Something changed on the Internet, so here's how to change it back, because we know you want to.

    If the reaction to recent changes to YouTube or any of Facebook's layout changes ever are any indication, people really don't like change on the Internet, which makes it hard to change even minor things for the better. Google has changed Gmail to display images by default, but don't post a video rant about it just yet—it's easy to change back.

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  5. New Tool Can Tell How Much Your Email’s Worth to Hackers

    Just in case you weren't paranoid enough.

    Now that everyone is nice and freaked out about the NSA stealing all of their data, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a program to determine how much the data in your Gmail account is worth -- not to the government, but to the hackers that target such accounts, in case anyone forgot that this is still an issue.

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  6. Gmail Doesn’t Want Outlook Stealing Its Thunder, So It Redesigned Your Inbox

    Is inbox management that big of a problem? No, but Gmail is trying to solve it anyway. They just launched a redesign.

    Is inbox management really as much of a problem as email providers seem to make it out to be? I get between 50 and 100 daily emails on the reg, and I don't find myself struggling for a better way to manage them. Outlook just relaunched with a promise of a cleaner, easier to care for inbox, so naturally Gmail announced yesterday an inbox redesign with similar goals.

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  7. Google Continues To Streamline, Combines Gmail, Google+, and Drive Storage Space

    It's silly to have multiple storage locations for your various Google products, and Google seems to have finally realized that. They've combined user storage between Gmail, Drive, and Google+ to give you 15 GB of combined storage in one common place. At the very least, that's convenient for users, but if you're like me and don't use a lot of space with Gmail or Google+ then Google just upgraded your Drive account to 15 GB for free. Hooray!

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  8. Here’s Why Gmail and Google Chrome Had Issues Yesterday

    We panicked along with everyone else yesterday when Gmail went down. Without email, how would we find out about all the new T-shirt designs and Kickstarter campaigns that are happening? It was maddening. Sure, the outage only lasted about 20 minutes, but it really messed up a very brief part of our day, and even included issues with Google Chrome, and we want answers. Thankfully, Google engineer Tim Steele has them.

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  9. Gmail Makes 10GB Email Attachments Possible With Google Drive

    Google is all about combining their services. Sometimes that's frustrating, but sometimes it's actually pretty convenient. Like when Google makes sending 10 GB email attachments possible by combining Gmail and Google Drive. By making their email and cloud storage services work together, Google has made send files via email useful again. Get ready to start spamming your friends with extended director's cut version of your cat videos.

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  10. Old Dogs, Old Tricks: David Petraeus Used a Tactic Known for Years to Hide His Extramarital Emails

    If you're trying to hide an extramarital affair, and you're the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, it's probably a good idea to use a method that hasn't been publicly known for years. Another good step would be avoiding a service, like Gmail, managed by a company that's been known to hand over information to the government when pressured. Perhaps David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell thought they were above all that, or perhaps they somehow didn't care, but the trick they used to hide their emails is old enough to have been included in a 2005 PBS special.

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