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.
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 could be looking for a way to sneak back into search via mobile.
Tumblr finally updates security.
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.
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.
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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.
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.