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Spotlight: Facebook lures away Yahoo's CISO Stamos

Facebook has hired Alex Stamos, the chief information security officer at Yahoo since March 2014, as its new chief security officer.

Microsoft beefs up Bing security by encrypting search traffic by default

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.

Mayer tops list of highest paid tech CEOs, who earn 8% more than other industries

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's Ceph implementation for Flickr, mail apps--Object storage at Exabyte scale

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.

News Scan: Microsoft, Yahoo add opt-out clause to search deal; Healthcare the overwhelming favorite hacker target; More

The top news stories for April 21, 2015.

Yahoo's new 'simple' log-in process might not be so secure

Yahoo's new way to log in is far from secure. That is the warning of security researcher Graham Cluley.

Bad code the cause of brief Bing meltdown

Bad code triggered a brief outage on Microsoft's Bing search engine last Friday, also impacting Yahoo's search engine.

News Scan: Dell, Yahoo announce new IT exec hires; Keep an eye on these Infosec trends next year; More

Top news for December 12, 2014.

News Scan: Yahoo, Microsoft vying to become default iOS search engine; Healthcare wearable capabilities, sales to grow; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, Nov. 26, including Yahoo and Microsoft vying to replace Google as the default iOS search engine, capabilities and sales of healthcare wearables to expand, mobile data to generate $50 billion in revenue by 2019, wireless packet core market revenues jump 20 percent in latest quarter and BlackBerry offers iPhone users up to $550 to switch to Passport.

Mozilla drops Google for Yahoo, other search providers

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.