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Amanda French

U.S. Postal Service to deliver Amazon packages on Sundays - latimes.com - 0 views

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    Interesting fact from this news article about the effect of the Internet on the postal service: "Spokeswoman Sue Brennan said that letter mail volume is declining "so extremely," yet package volume is "increasing in double-digit percentages.""
Lizzie Ehrreich

21 Interesting Internet Facts - 0 views

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    Although you should probably look a bit more into specific numbers, these facts are fascinating! For example, percentage of facebook users around the entire world and link to the very first website.
Amanda French

File:PineScreenShot.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 1 views

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    Here's the CLI program I used to read email at the University of Virginia in 1992, when I first started using the Internet. Again, not the web. It didn't exist yet.
Amanda French

Uuencoding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    A friend of mine on Twitter said that he remembers when the MIME format for email attachments was competing with the UUencode format for email attachments -- kind of like VHS versus Betamax. Here's the Wikipedia article on the format that lost.
Amanda French

Embattled Snowden email provider returns with new Dark Mail encryption service | The Verge - 2 views

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    We heard from Mahrokh the other day about Snowden's email provider Lavabit shutting down -- turns out they've come back with a program called "Dark Mail."

    By the way, did you know that the email state employees (such as faculty like me who work at state-funded universities like GMU) are all technically public records? As long as the email isn't covered by student privacy acts like FERPA, anyone can request to see my GMU email because it's a public record. Technically.
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    wow, this is a great a article! I was actually thinking about what they were going to do after Lavabit and Silent Circle both closed their e-mail systems, especially since Zimmerman was not one of those people who seemed to stop coming up with new ideas. Its interesting to see how this new technology plays out.
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