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Mon
03
Mar
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Gov't, Hackers Spy on Yahoo Messages, Video: Report

A new report shows that Yahoo instant messages can be easily intercepted and read by government spies and hackers. The problem: Yahoo fails to encrypt those messages. A recent study by CNET shows that Yahoo continues to transmit message content in ... unencrypted form. This makes the instant messages vulnerable and exploitable by third parties. To compound the problem, a recent article by UK-based The Guardian shows that a number of government agencies are, in fact, spying on Yahoo's unencrypted messages. (Source: cnet.com ) Government Agents Spying on Everyday People Worse still, evidence ... (view more)

Fri
29
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Using Encryption to Take On NSA

New reports suggest Microsoft is planning to take on National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance by stepping up its encryption. The hope appears to be that by encrypting more information the NSA will have limited access to Microsoft's sensitive ... data. Microsoft executives are reportedly meeting to determine what encryption techniques could be used to prevent the National Security Agency from spying on the company and its customers. Washington Post Report Alarms Tech Titans It's part of a response to a Washington Post report which appeared to prove that Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo are being ... (view more)

Fri
18
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Yahoo! Mail Users Rage Against New Interface

Yahoo! Mail recently received an extreme makeover that adds colourful themes and a completely new interface. Unfortunately, early reviews are anything but positive. Yahoo unveiled the new look on October 8, 2013, as part of Yahoo! Mail's sixteenth ... anniversary. Over the following week Yahoo slowly unrolled the new look to Mail's 275 million or so users. As a long-time user of Yahoo! Mail, I'll admit that I was initially impressed by the service's new look. It now allows users to choose from a wide range of custom and very colorful themes. The images, most of which feature picturesque ... (view more)

Wed
19
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Yahoo, Apple Reveal Links to NSA Snooping Scandal

Yahoo and Apple have revealed how the US government accesses their customers' private information. It's part of an ongoing campaign by tech firms to try to avoid being tainted by the ongoing National Security Agency's PRISM scandal . Until recently ... neither Yahoo nor Apple had discussed their role in the scandal, which involves government surveillance and secretive data requests. However, both firms have now published statistics showing how many times the government demanded information about their customers. Yahoo Hit With 2,000 Data Requests A Month Yahoo says that between the beginning of ... (view more)

Thu
20
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Time Person of the Year: Tech CEOs Make List

Two of the technology industry's most powerful figures have been named runners-up for Time magazine's Person of the Year award. The list of eight finalists includes Yahoo chief executive officer Marissa Mayer and Apple CEO Tim Cook. Neither won, ... however. Instead, the honor went to U.S. President Barack Obama, who was re-elected in November after a fierce presidential race with Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Mayer Trying to Turn Yahoo's Fortunes Around Both Mayer and Cook made major headlines in 2012. This past year Mayer took over the helm of one of the technology industry's most troubled ... (view more)

Wed
31
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Yahoo, Microsoft Disagree on IE10's 'Do Not Track'

Yahoo has confirmed it will not honor "Do Not Track" requests from Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 web browser. Do Not Track is designed to protect web browser users from having their Internet activity tracked. Experts say the Yahoo decision is ... based on the way Microsoft has implemented Do Not Track and is not a sign that Yahoo stands opposed to the basic concept. Do Not Track is designed to stop websites from passing details of a web browser's online activity to advertisers. It works by voluntary compliance with the Do Not Track request, not by any enforcement method. Advertisers argue that ... (view more)

Fri
15
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft, Yahoo Give User Data to Politicians

According to a new report, Microsoft and Yahoo have been handing over the names, zip codes, and other personal information of their clients to both major U.S. political parties. Worse yet, those targeted have no idea that they are the victims of a ... political ploy. Seeing targeted advertisements is nothing new to those who frequent the Internet. In the milliseconds that it takes for a page to load, advertisers can identify a user visiting a site and display ads based on what they know about a user. For example, someone checking the Euro Cup scores on the ESPN website might see an advertisement ... (view more)

Fri
25
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Yahoo's New Search Tool 'Axis' Fails to Impress

'Axis,' a new search tool from Yahoo, is designed to help the company keep pace with rivals Google and Microsoft in the fast-changing search market. Unfortunately, observers seem to doubt the new feature will help the troubled firm out of its funk. ... It has been a tough six months for Yahoo, which announced earlier this year that it was laying off a large part of its global workforce. Then in early May the company's new chief executive officer Scott Thompson was shown to have lied on his resume, leading investors to call for his resignation. Eventually, Thompson obliged . Axis Search Shows ... (view more)

Tue
15
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Yahoo CEO Thompson Resigns; Reveals Shocking News

Things just got tougher for one of the most embattled technology companies: Yahoo. Earlier this year it announced a massive restructuring program designed to revive flagging profits. Now it will be looking for a new chief executive officer (CEO), ... after Scott Thompson tendered his resignation. Last week experts and observers were stunned by reports suggesting that Thompson had padded his resume , adding an extra, unearned degree in computer science from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. In actual fact, Thompson earned only a bachelor's degree in business administration from the small, post- ... (view more)

Tue
15
May
Dennis Faas's picture

'Yahoo! Mail for Android 1.4.1', and 'Twitter for Android 3.2.1'

Yahoo! Mail for Android 1.4.1 With the free utility Yahoo! Mail, you'll be able to stay connected via your email account, and also get instant notifications. The software provides a full suite of functions, including sending photos and downloading ... files or other attachments to incoming emails. This simple program is designed explicitly for the Android system, and is loaded with features to deliver a great user experience. http://mobile.yahoo.com Twitter for Android 3.2.1 This software, the official 'Twitter for Android' app, helps you stay in touch with the Twitterverse and keep abreast of ... (view more)

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