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How to stay safe online: CNET's security checklist

Safeguard your personal information against the most common Internet perils by taking these security measures.

By January 27, 2016


Change chat nicknames and more in Facebook Messenger

​Learn how to change chat nicknames, colors, and emoji in the Messenger app on Android and iOS.

By January 8, 2016


Google delivers 'return to sender' code for iOS

Apple doesn't let you jump easily from third-party app to Web browser and back. Google unveils a solution, and not surprisingly it involves Chrome.

By May 7, 2013


Gay-love text gets sender 3 years in jail

A Cameroonian man texts another man: "I am very much in love with you." That is enough to get him sent to prison. An appeal hearing held yesterday confirms his sentence.

By December 18, 2012


Don't blame me for txtspk, says sender of first SMS (Q&A)

Neil Papworth, who sent the first text message 20 years ago, never expected the tech to get so epic. The British-born engineer chats with Crave.

By December 3, 2012


Auto-forward important mail to your phone as a text message

Set your email app to forward messages from a particular sender to your phone's SMS address automatically.

By March 25, 2014


Text message sender off the hook in car accident lawsuit

A New Jersey judge ruled that it is ultimately the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle safely.

By May 25, 2012


Text message sender sued for encouraging distracted driving

A New Jersey judge will decide if a text message sender can be held liable for a distracted driving accident.

By May 11, 2012


Block senders, add notifications in Outlook, Thunderbird

Create a rule in MS Outlook and filter in Mozilla Thunderbird to block mail from specific addresses or domains, and set each e-mail app to notify you of new mail from an address.

By August 29, 2011


Email shows Apple did discuss a 7-inch iPad

A 7-inch iPad was considered and, according to the sender of an Apple employee's email, Steve Jobs was "very receptive" to the idea.

By August 4, 2012