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Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security
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Update: A Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews, “In addition to making https a default feature by January 2014 for all Yahoo Mail users, we plan to implement 2048-bit encryption keys, which will provide our users with a further layer of security.” …

Yahoo Mail Gets Another Redesign (Already) Yahoo Mail Gets Another Redesign (Already)
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Yahoo has launched another major redesign of Yahoo Mail. This isn’t incredibly surprising, given that the last one didn’t go over all that well with users. Yahoo Mail user? What do you think of the new design? Let us know …

Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts
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Yahoo has been removing contacts from Yahoo Mail users’ contacts lists without the consent of these users. We received an email about it from one angry user this morning. The user included a message they received from Yahoo Customer Care, …

Yahoo Responds To ‘T-Shirt-Gate,’ Decides To Actually Reward Security Researchers Yahoo Responds To ‘T-Shirt-Gate,’ Decides To Actually Reward Security Researchers
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Earlier this week, Yahoo was making some headlines for giving security researchers credit for its online corporate store as reward for finding security vulnerabilities in Yahoo products. Researchers at High-Tech Bridge put out a press release calling attention to this, …

Government Says Tech Companies Can’t Reveal Data Request Numbers Because Terrorism Government Says Tech Companies Can’t Reveal Data Request Numbers Because Terrorism
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Ever since PRISM’s reveal in early June, tech companies named as participants in the program have been trying to distance themselves from it. Part of that effort involved asking the federal government to let them publish the number of federal …

Bing Ads Finally Get Those Skype-Integrated Call Extensions Bing Ads Finally Get Those Skype-Integrated Call Extensions

Earlier this year, we reported that Bing was readying Skype-integrated click-to-call mobile ads, and now it has finally announced them. On the Bing Ads blog, Microsoft’s Ambrish Verma introduced Bing’s new Call Extensions, which work across all devices, and utilize …

Yahoo Makes Another Sports-Related Acquisition With Hitpost Yahoo Makes Another Sports-Related Acquisition With Hitpost
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Yahoo has made yet another acquisition. This time it’s Hitpost, the company behind a handful of sports betting and polling apps. The acquisition was first reported by TechCrunch, but now Hitpost says in a message on its homepage: We are …

Solving Yahoo Security Issues Could Get You A Few Pairs Of Socks (With Yahoo’s Old Logo) Solving Yahoo Security Issues Could Get You A Few Pairs Of Socks (With Yahoo’s Old Logo)

Yahoo is not having very good run in the reputation department when it comes to user security. As we’ve reported on several times, the company launched an initiative to recycle some of its old email addresses, handing inactive accounts over …

Security Vet: Yahoo’s Email ‘Scheme’ Was ‘Downright Reckless’ Security Vet: Yahoo’s Email ‘Scheme’ Was ‘Downright Reckless’
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Yahoo continues to come under fire over its recycling of old email addresses and user IDs. Back in June, the company announced its plans to give old, inactive IDs to current users who wanted better email addresses. Immediately, the plan …

Is Yahoo Doing Enough To Protect Sensitive Emails? Is Yahoo Doing Enough To Protect Sensitive Emails?
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If you used to be a Yahoo Mail user, but stopped using it in favor of another service a year ago or more, there’s a chance that sensitive emails meant for you are being delivered to other people thanks to …

Yahoo Continues Product Refreshes With New Yahoo Maps Yahoo Continues Product Refreshes With New Yahoo Maps
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Yahoo continues to launch redesigns for many of its products. Today it’s Yahoo Maps. The company announced that it is launching a refreshed Yahoo Maps experience for desktop users in the U.S. “The new Yahoo Maps makes it easier to …

Yahoo Adds ‘Not My Email’ Button For Users Getting Other People’s Emails Yahoo Adds ‘Not My Email’ Button For Users Getting Other People’s Emails
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As previously reported, some Yahoo Mail users that took advantage of Yahoo’s recycled email addresses offer have been getting emails intended for the previous account holders. InformationWeek ran an article on Tuesday talking to a handful of people with users …

Yahoo Recycled Email Address Users Are Getting Original Users’ Sensitive Info (Like Where Their Kids Go To School) Yahoo Recycled Email Address Users Are Getting Original Users’ Sensitive Info (Like Where Their Kids Go To School)
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In June, Yahoo announced that it would give away inactive email addresses to users who wanted them. It would take addresses (and Yahoo IDs) that had been inactive for at least a year and reset them, so users with addresses …

Yahoo: Maybe Yahoo Bing Network Isn’t Doing Too Bad After All Yahoo: Maybe Yahoo Bing Network Isn’t Doing Too Bad After All

Earlier this year things weren’t looking incredibly great for the Yahoo Microsoft search deal. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made comments at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, expressing disappointment with the results. If a blog post from Yahoo today …

Yahoo Launches Newly Redesigned My Yahoo, Wants iGoogle Users To Come Aboard Yahoo Launches Newly Redesigned My Yahoo, Wants iGoogle Users To Come Aboard
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Yahoo announced today that it has launched a new redesigned version of My Yahoo, where users can now get an even more personalized experience. It’s launching on both desktop and mobile. “The refreshed design gives you a sleek, tailor-made starting …

Yahoo Launches New App For iOS 7 Yahoo Launches New App For iOS 7

A lot of developers are putting out brand new apps for Apple’s iOS 7, which came out today. Yahoo announced that it has done so as well. New features of the Yahoo iOS app include animated “cinemagraphs” and the ability …

Lexity Rebranded As Yahoo Commerce Central Lexity Rebranded As Yahoo Commerce Central
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Yahoo announced that it has rebranded Lexity as Yahoo Commerce Central, and that this is now broadly available for all Yahoo Merchant Solutions customers and those using over 30 other platforms like Magento, Shopify and others. Yahoo announced its acquisition …

‘Breaking Bad’ Would Win Drama Emmy If Searches Determined Winners ‘Breaking Bad’ Would Win Drama Emmy If Searches Determined Winners

Yahoo is sharing some data related to Emmy-nominated television shows. “If winners were predicted by Yahoo searches, [breaking bad] would be this year’s Outstanding Drama Series as it’s the highest searched show this month,” a Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Coming …

Tumblr Gets More Ad-Friendly With DataSift Deal Tumblr Gets More Ad-Friendly With DataSift Deal
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Yahoo-owned Tumblr has a new deal in place with social analytics provider DataSift. The deal (the terms of which are unknown) sees DataSift get access to the Tumblr firehose, to offer users Tumblr data alongside that from Google, Twitter, Facebook, …

Yahoo Users Up 20% Since Mayer Took Over Yahoo Users Up 20% Since Mayer Took Over
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer appeared at TechCrunch Disrupt and talked about Yahoo’s growth since she took over last year. On stage, she announced that Yahoo surpassed 800 million monthly active users (globally). That doesn’t include Tumblr, she said, calling it …

Wearable Technology Is Drawing A Great Deal Of Interest (If Search Trends Are Any Indication) Wearable Technology Is Drawing A Great Deal Of Interest (If Search Trends Are Any Indication)
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Yahoo shared some search data with us today indicating that people are quite interested in smart watches and other wearable technology. A long-rumored Apple watch was absent from the company’s big event on Tuesday, but such a product could end …