12 Apr '13, 5am
Boot up: Java Bitcoin malware, Apple and Motorola slapped, Ballmer's big bet and more
when I recently logged into an old Yahoo e-mail account I still use for ordering flowers and entering N.C.A.A. basketball-tournament bracket contests, a message from "Google Account Recovery" greeted me with a cold reminder of my past e-mail-related shenanigans. It offered no salutation, cutting right to the chase: "To initiate the password-reset process for your [email protected] Google Account, click the link below." I followed the instructions and found myself in the in-box of a Gmail account that had not been checked since George W. Bush was serving his first term as President and "Thefacebook" was something available only to certain college kids. What I discovered was a treasure trove of bizarre and ridiculous e-mail messages.