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Think Before You Hit Send: That’s the message police brass are sending to cops and civilian workers in the department ahead of issuing “official NYPD email accounts,” reports the Daily News. The emails are for work only according to the paper, and like the NYPD’s pilot Twitter program, guidelines are being given to officers to […]

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Artist and composer Ben Grosser created a new Google Chrome extension that, when enabled, automatically adds a passage of additional algorithmically generated text to your emails containing many of the keywords known to trigger the National Security Agency‘s email surveillance systems. This extension, in theory, works as a trap to not only force these systems to […]

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Miranda July’s 20-Monday-long We Think Alone project continues with another private email blast from Lena Dunham, Kirsten Dunst, writers, artists and her other friends. Last week’s topic was money. Today’s topic is advice and it seems rather… gendered. Sheila Heti and Lena Dunham both give their friends advice about relationships that seem to not be going well.  Heti’s friend seems to […]

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Iranian citizens are being assigned special government-issued email addresses, which Communications Minister Mohammad Hassan Nami says “must be used for electronic communication with government agencies” so “government interactions with the people will take place electronically.” Though 75% of Iranian citizens use the internet, they experience seemingly deliberately slow connection speeds, “obscenity” filters, various blocks, inability  The relatively […]

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The first email from Miranda July’s We Think Alone project was sent out yesterday. For the next 19 Mondays, subscribers will be blasted with private emails from Lena Dunham, Kirsten Dunst, writers, artists and her other friends. The first Monday’s topic was money. “I have always loved reading other people’s emails,” July told the Huffington Post. “There is something about […]

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Even with two-step verification (which you should probably sign up for now), the idea of using simple text for access to your most precious online information–like email and bank accounts–is almost astoundingly simple and dated. With that in mind, a team of researchers from UC Berkley came up with a surprisingly inexpensive alternative: using brain […]

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Because why not squeeze a little good old-fashioned shredding into even the day’s most mundane activities, David Neevel developed a way to use his guitar to write out an email. Using a Roland snyth guitar pickup, Neevel sends MIDI data into an optoisolator circuit, an Arduino, a relay board, and finally into the “brains” of […]

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