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Yahoo to encrypt all internal and user data by early next year

Yahoo to encrypt all internal and user data by early next year

Marissa Mayer, by way of the official Yahoo Tumblr, has announced the plans to begin encrypting more data. This follows the recent news about encrypting Yahoo Mail. The mail encryption is coming by January 8, 2014 and promises https (SSL - Secure Sockets Layer) encryption with a 2048-bit key. This next phase of encryption is set to go into effect during Q1 2014.

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Yahoo undergoing Microsoft search transition after failed attempt to delay

Yahoo undergoing Microsoft search transition after failed attempt to delay

Last month, Yahoo lost one of its latest legal efforts to delay a search transition with its long-term partner, Microsoft, in both Hong Kong and Taiwan. The given reason was that Yahoo wanted to wait until Microsoft selected a CEO, with the going reason being that Yahoo CEO Mayer wants to back out of the failed deal betwixt the two. Microsoft didn't appreciate such a move, and such spawned a legal battle that Yahoo has lost.

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Google Engineers reply to NSA: “all too often, laws are for the little people”

Google Engineers reply to NSA: “all too often, laws are for the little people”

There are a couple of Google engineers working for the Google security team replying in kind to the NSA and the GCHQ (on the other side of the ocean) regarding the most recent round of Edward Snowden-leaked documents on government snooping into Google and Yahoo cloud networks. What you'll find is a rather everyman-level bit of talk that essentially anyone can understand. Per Google's Mike Hearn: "We designed this system to keep criminals out. There's no ambiguity here."

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NSA secretly taps Google, Yahoo data transmission worldwide

NSA secretly taps Google, Yahoo data transmission worldwide

The National Security Agency, in conjunction with England's NSA counterpart Government Communications Headquarters, has been secretly intercepting Google and Yahoo data transmissions around the world, according to a new analysis of the Snowden documents. The documents show how the two spy agencies can cooperate to send copies of customer records en masse to the NSA's data centers at Fort Meade. Intercepted records include email addresses, personal identities, and even the contents of private messages flowing between and among Americans and all other nationalities. The interceptions are within the bounds of current US law because they occur at points outside US soil.

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Yahoo denied request to delay Bing search partnership in Hong Kong, Taiwan

Yahoo denied request to delay Bing search partnership in Hong Kong, Taiwan

Yahoo has been denied a request to delay Microsoft's Bing search in Taiwan, something that is required under a partnership the company has with Microsoft. The reason cited was the upcoming Microsoft CEO shift, with Yahoo's CEO Mayer wishing to delay the search in Hong Kong and Taiwan until Microsoft appointed a new chief executive for her to discuss the matter with.

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Yahoo! acquires URL-shortening startup Bread

Yahoo! acquires URL-shortening startup Bread

Bread, a startup that launched back in 2011 offering URL-shortening with a side order of monetization, has announced an acquisition by Yahoo. Such a move comes at a time when the startup was reportedly low on funds and actively pursuing a buyout from a bigger company, and brings with it a 30-day deadline to transition away from the company's shortened links.

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Flickr iOS app update brings auto-upload from Camera Roll

Flickr iOS app update brings auto-upload from Camera Roll

Yahoo appears to finally have gotten with the program with the Flickr app for iOS, allowing this newest update to carry the all-important automatic upload for iOS devices. The iPhone and the iPad can now set Flickr to automatically pull photos from their Camera Roll, uploading on mobile networks or Wi-fi depending on the users preference.

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Yahoo Mail update brings redesign, Mail Plus features, and 1TB storage boost

Yahoo Mail update brings redesign, Mail Plus features, and 1TB storage boost

Yahoo has begun pushing out a redesign for Mail, bringing with it a variety of themes that users will be prompted to choose from upon first logging on after the update arrives. With the design changes come a new compose box, as well, and a storage boost, giving users 1TB of storage. Mail Plus features are now available to free users, but those who want an ad-free experience may not be happy with the change.

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Yahoo receives class action lawsuit over email scanning

Yahoo receives class action lawsuit over email scanning

Serving up advertisements can be tricky business, and depending on how it is achieved, could land companies in hot water. Such was the case with Google earlier this year over issues with email scanning, something that had prompted it to say that emails sent to Gmail addresses had no expectation of privacy. Following a judge's ruling that a case against Google could go forward, Yahoo has found itself hit with a lawsuit over similar actions.

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