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.
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.
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.
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.
Some visitors to Yahoo.com were infected with malware over the course of a few days, says Netherlands-based security firm Fox IT.
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.
Yahoo is still working to bring its email service back online, a week after trouble first started. The outage appears to be unprecedented for an organization its size, and is a major source of embarrassment to the Web pioneer that was just starting to regain its credibility.
Google lost marketshare this month, but it wasn't Microsoft that made the gains.
Top news stories for Nov. 26, 2013.