New York Times apologizes over email spam

The email, sent by the New York Times to around eight million recipients, asked customers to reconsider their subscription status to the paper.

December 28, 2011 2:41:57 PM PST
The New York Times is apologizing after accidentally sending a notice of cancellation to more than eight million people.

The email urged recipients to reconsider subscribing to the Times at a discounted rate. It was meant for only about 300 people, but was mistakenly sent out to millions who had shared their address with the paper.

In a follow-up email, the Times said the email "was sent by us in error...we apologize for any confusion this may have caused."