Facebook has hired Alex Stamos, the chief information security officer at Yahoo since March 2014, as its new chief security officer.
Microsoft said Monday it will begin encrypting all of Bing's search traffic by default beginning this summer. This means that Bing will move all search traffic through the secure HTTPS rather than the insecure HTTP by default.
Executive compensation analysis company Equilar last week released its yearly report on the salaries of the S&P 500's CEOs. Here's where the top tech CEOs fall.
Yahoo uses the community version of Ceph software for its Flickr and Mail applications on its Cloud Object Store (COS). For a deep dive on that implementation, see the Yahoo! Engineering blog post. But for the purposes of this post, it is the increasing interest in, and use of, software-defined storage (SDS) that is of importance.
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Yahoo's new way to log in is far from secure. That is the warning of security researcher Graham Cluley.
Bad code triggered a brief outage on Microsoft's Bing search engine last Friday, also impacting Yahoo's search engine.
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Google has been paying Mozilla to be the default search engine used in the Firefox browser since 2004. However, all this changed this month as the latest three-year agreement signed with Google in 2011 ran out last week.