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SAN FRANCISCO---Google is
making it easier to steer clear of
the trouble that can be caused by
a misdirected or inappropriate
An option to cancel the delivery
of an email within 30 seconds of
hitting the send button is now a
standard safeguard in Google's
Gmail as part of a settings change
made this week.
The "undo send" feature had
already been available for the past
six years in Google's experimental
labs, but that required Gmail users
taking extra steps to get it.
Gmail accountholders will now
be able to activate the protection
in Gmail's settings. The tool delays
the delivery of emails from five to
30 seconds after the send button
is pressed to give users a fleeting
chance to retrieve an email mis-
takenly sent to the wrong person
or an ill-conceived communique.
Google inserted the "undo send"
feature last month into an email
management application called
"Inbox" designed for mobile
Gmail, started 11 years ago, is
the far more popular email service.
It now boasts more than 900 mil-
lion accountholders worldwide,
according to statistics that Google
released last month. (AP)
TOKYO---Police raided Toyota Motor
Corp's headquarters and its Tokyo
and Nagoya offices on Tuesday fol-
lowing the arrest of a senior Amer-
ican executive on suspicion of drug
Toyota spokesman Ryo Sakai said
the company could not comment on
the raids because the investigation is
Julie Hamp, 55, Toyota's newly
appointed head of public relations and
its highest female executive ever, was
arrested June 18 on suspicion of
importing oxycodone, a narcotic pain
killer, into Japan. The drug is tightly
controlled in Japan.
Police say the drugs were in a parcel
Hamp mailed to herself. Japanese
media reports said the drugs were hid-
den in a package containing jewelry.
Toyota President Akio Toyoda said
last Friday that he believes Hamp did
not intend to break the law.
It is unclear what police were looking
for in the raids, which are common
Hamp, who was appointed in April
and previously worked for Toyota's US
operations, was in the middle of mov-
ing her possessions to Japan. She had
been living in a Tokyo hotel, where
police arrested her.
Toyota, based in Toyota City, had
highlighted Hamp's appointment as a
sign that it was promoting diversity.
Some worry that Hamp's arrest will
be seen as a sign of risks that come
with promoting women, or foreigners,
setting back women's efforts to rise
up the corporate ladder.
Hamp was not available for com-
ment. In Japan, suspects can be held
in custody for up to 23 days without
Toyoda said the company perhaps
should have helped Hamp more in her
Although Japanese Toyota officials
have been posted abroad, Hamp was
the first senior foreign Toyota executive
to be fully stationed in Japan.
It is not unheard of for foreigners
to be detained in Japan for mailing or
bringing in medicine they used at
home. Such drugs may be banned in
Japan or require special approval.
Before joining Toyota in 2012, Hamp
worked for PepsiCo Inc. and General
Motors Co. (AP)
Gmail users saved
from regrettable notes
Police raid Toyota offices
after arresting US executive
reviews service Angie's List has
filed a federal lawsuit against
Amazon Local, accusing the
Amazon.com subsidiary of
stealing provider lists and other
The lawsuit filed in US District
Court Indianapolis where Angie's
List is based alleges executives
at Amazon Local, which bills
itself as a local deals website that
offers up to 75 per cent savings
on local services, products and
experiences, and other employees
obtained access to the informa-
tion by signing up as members
of Angie's List and downloading
provider profiles, member
reviews and other information.
More than 20 Amazon Local
employees are named as co-
The lawsuit alleges the infor-
mation is being used by Amazon
Local, based in Seattle, to estab-
lish a competing service.
Angie's List sues Amazon subsidiary
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