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Richard Adhikari
USPS Employees, Retirees, Customers Exposed in Hack Attack
11/11/14 11:40 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 655 Words

... siphoned off data from United States Postal Service servers for more than eight months before being detected, the USPS said. Personal data -- including names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, beginning and end dates of employment, and emergency contact information...

Theodore F. di Stefano
How Long Will the USPS Be Around?
10/06/11 8:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1035 Words

... October of 2010, I wrote an article for the E-Commerce Times entitled "Can the USPS Be Saved?" The point of my article was that the U.S. Postal Service needs a new business model that addresses the present-day realities of e-mail and e-commerce...

Peter Suciu
AmazonFresh, USPS Could Be Marriage Made in Heaven
09/25/14 2:17 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 717 Words

The USPS has been collaborating with Amazon for years. It has delivered books, movies and consumer electronics. It recently began delivering dry food goods through the Amazon Prime Pantry service. The USPS in August began working the AmazonFresh pilot program in San Francisco;...

Theodore F. di Stefano
Can the USPS Be Saved?
10/07/10 6:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1034 Words

Actually, it is likely that a bloated bureaucracy could cause some of the problems of the problems there, but the present-day dynamics just do not favor our USPS.

Consider this: Mail volume in pieces of mail sent totaled 212 billion in...

Jeff Meisner
USPS 5-Day Delivery Week Could Hurt E-Commerce
01/30/09 9:05 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 431 Words

Postmaster General John Potter asked Congress on Wednesday to allow the postal service to go to a five-day delivery week in an effort to cut costs and bring ballooning operating deficits under control. USPS has been hit hard by the rise of e-mail...

John P. Mello Jr.
China Suspected in Attacks on USPS, NOAA
11/19/14 6:59 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1156 Words

The attack on USPS compromised information of an estimated 800,000 employees. Data at risk includes names, date of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses and dates of employment -- the kind of info that could be used to forge future forays against the service...

John P. Mello Jr.
USPS Slowdown Unlikely to Cramp Netflix's Style
12/07/11 9:39 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 755 Words

The USPS left the door open for next-day delivery for large mailers. It disclosed that "there would be an opportunity for mailers who properly prepare and enter mail at the destinating processing facility prior to the day's critical entry time to have...

Lori Enos
Uncle Sam Moving Its Yard Sales to eBay
04/27/01 6:20 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 764 Words

O'Dette Horne, manager of the mail recovery program, told the E-Commerce Times that the test came about because a lot of consumers who did not live near the USPS's three mail recovery centers where regular auctions of undeliverable property are held...

Mary Hillebrand
Post Office Sees Big Online Opportunity
05/27/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 566 Words

The USPS has not yet announced when the services will be available full-time.

Outsourcing Mailing Needs

With Mailing Online, users create a document on their own computer , e-mail the document and their mailing lists to the post office, and pay...

John K. Higgins
Feds Push Single Sign-on for Government Agencies
01/30/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 799 Words

The USPS has admitted that while electronic mechanisms enable federal agencies to provide some online government services, the process "creates a burden to the citizen to manage a username and password for each agency application they need to access -- as well as...

Paul A. Greenberg
New Online Bill Service Could Drive Up Postage Rates
02/04/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 587 Words

Each year, about 63 billion bills are issued and then paid, which generates approximately $37 billion (US$) of the USPS' total revenues of $60 billion.

Only about three million people currently pay their bills online -- a mere drop in the...

Lori Enos
Report: E-Gov Choking E-Commerce
10/13/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 670 Words

A report by the General Accounting Office (GAO) predicted that the advent of online bill payment services stood to cost the USPS some $16 million (US$) each year. Accordingly, the USPS launched its eBillPay service in April.

Although the government contends...

Lori Enos
U.S. Postal Service Unveils Electronic Postmark
04/28/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 476 Words

The USPS stresses that the EPM does not encrypt documents or identify the sender or recipient of the message. Messages can be encrypted by the e-mail provider.

"For more than 140 years, the traditional postmark has stood for integrity in messaging.

Erika Morphy
Netflix Could Get Smacked With Higher Postal Rate
01/14/13 12:42 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 610 Words

GameFly's original suit alleged that USPS was providing better terms of service to Netflix by charging it cut-rate fees even though its DVDs were being sorted by hand. Companies such as Netflix and GameFly have to pay the post office extra to keep...

Katherine Noyes
A Summer of Linux Delights
07/23/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1326 Words

Indeed, the USPS "must be happy with their other Linux systems ," noted Chris Travers, a Slashdot blogger who works on the LedgerSMB project.

The fact that the USPS "bailed on Sun probably has more to do with people worrying what...

Katherine Noyes
Snail Mail Surveillance: Rules Are Weak - and Routinely Broken
10/30/14 2:51 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 669 Words

Postal Service didn't adequately follow its own rules last year, when it secretly recorded and shared information about some 49,000 pieces of mail to further criminal and national security investigations, according to an audit report from the USPS Office of Inspector General .

John K. Higgins
Cloud Providers Vie for a Government Edge
10/18/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1214 Words

HP Plus USPS
Another player in the government cloud marketplace has nabbed a key role in a program being developed by the U.S. Postal Service with an offering targeted to the federal sector. Specifically, USPS will use HP's "Enterprise Cloud...

John K. Higgins
Inspectors Find Big Gaps in Federal Cloud Contract Compliance
10/31/14 7:15 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1270 Words

Postal Service: USPS examined four contracts covering three cloud applications with a total value of $33 million and found that all failed to fully comply with agency standards in at least one area. Specifically, the Postal Service has not defined 'cloud computing' and...

Keith Regan
Online Stamp Idea Fails To Stick
07/12/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1075 Words

To its credit, the USPS has tried to turn things around in the customer care arena, building new post offices that resemble retail stores, training its clerks to be more helpful, and rolling out its own online services , including stamp purchasing...

Paul A. Greenberg
U.S. Postal Service Introduces E-Commerce Return System
11/05/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 481 Words

To make things easy on retailers who want to use the new service, the USPS has merchandise return permits available at all post offices. Registration application, programming codes and guidelines for using the service can be obtained online at USPSPriorityMail.com.

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