Rahm Emanuel Used His Gmail Account to Message Administration Officials

John Cook and Ryan Tate · 11/15/11 12:19PM

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel used his private Gmail account to communicate with Attorney General Eric Holder during his time in the White House, according to the results of Freedom of Information Act request we filed. Though the Department of Justice has acknowledged just one email exchange with Holder using Emanuel's unofficial address, the disclosure raises questions about whether Emanuel may have sought to skirt the Presidential Records Act by conducting government business using Gmail rather than his White House address. (Or not. See the update below.)

FBI Searches iPad Hack Group

Ryan Tate · 06/16/10 01:08PM

A member of Goatse Security had his home searched by the FBI yesterday before going to jail for drugs. The group gave Apple and AT&T headaches over weak iPad customer security; now it's been punished with headaches of its own.

Steve Jobs Bragged About Privacy—Days Ago

Ryan Tate · 06/10/10 01:19PM

Steve Jobs has cast Apple as the most pristine of tech giants, but his sanctimony sometimes backfires. Here, the CEO says Apple guards each use of private customer data—days before Apple partner AT&T exposed iPad customers' private information.

Apple's Worst Security Breach: 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed

Ryan Tate · 06/09/10 03:50PM

Apple has suffered another embarrassment. A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians. They—and every other buyer of the cellular-enabled tablet—could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking.