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ICO probes BT over possible Data Protection Act violation

The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office has launched a probe into whether BT, the United Kingdom's largest carrier, and ISP, violated the Data Protection Act when BT Mail customer credentials were possibly exposed in clear text, The Register reports.

Yahoo ditches banner ads, others may follow suit

The rise of mobile browsing means people are using devices with smaller screens with no room for clunky banner ads. Yahoo is ditching banner ads completely by encouraging marketers to buy "Stream ads"--a term the company uses for their native ad placements.

Yahoo might be trying to find a way back into search

Yahoo could be looking for a way to sneak back into search via mobile.

Spotlight: Tumblr finally adds SSL encyrption

Tumblr finally updates security.

Spotlight: Yahoo gets most national security data requests

Yahoo led the way among high-tech U.S. firms in terms of national security data requests during the first half of 2013, according to data released by Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

Startups get two year delay on government eavesdropping disclosures

No one blames big tech companies for striking a deal with the Obama administration to disclose government data requests to the public. However, startups are not getting the same deal, which makes one wonder why.

News Scan: Yahoo to buy Tomfoolery for $16M; Mobile key to record UK e-commerce sales; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Jan. 28 including Yahoo's latest purchase, the burgeoning sales of mobile devices in the United Kingdom, Intel's plans to win the tablet chip market, the latest numbers on smartphone shipments and Apple's plans to bring the iOS to your car.

News Scan: Mobile devices spur French e-commerce; Apple's enterprise presence grows; more

Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 1/10 including: poll results for e-commerce in France show an increase in online shopping, Apple's climb in enterprise and government spending, Yahoo's acquisition of startup Aviate and what that means for the enterprise, OpenPeak's cloud-based mobility tool that helps out enterprise BYOD policies and Citrix's acquisition of Framehawk to increase business app availability.

Recycled email concerns die quiet death

Nearly six months after it burst on the scene as a top privacy concern, the issue of recycled email accounts seems to have now all but disappeared.

Attackers serve up malware to Yahoo visitors at rate of 300,000 per hour

Yahoo's advertising network was recently hacked, and visitors were redirected to a malicious website at a rate of 300,000 per hour, according to Dutch security firm Fox-IT.