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  • Who is bankrolling the top presidential candidates

    07/21/2015 11:35:09 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 10 replies
    Yahoo Financa ^ | 7/21 | Rick Newman
    Yahoo Finance is closely following the money pouring into the 2016 campaign, and we analyzed newly released data to see which companies are aligned with which candidates. (Our full methodology is at the end of this story.) Not surprisingly, Bush and Clinton are pulling down millions from deep corporate connections. But we found a few unexpected things as well. While it’s no secret that Jeb Bush is Wall Street's preferred candidate, for instance, Hillary Clinton more than makes up for that with thousands of donations from attorneys at powerful law firms. Many analysts consider ultraconservative Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...
  • ‘Did they get me?’: Docs reveal long-time John Doe spying operation (WI)

    06/29/2015 9:52:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Democrat Milwaukee County prosecutors tapped the email and text communications of conservative activists as part of a five-year probe aimed at bringing down Republican Gov. Scott Walker, affidavits reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog reveal. One target of the spying operation told Wisconsin Watchdog the methods used to keep tabs on Wisconsin residents were like those of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program. “It was actually worse because (Milwaukee County prosecutors) were taking the body of emails and looking at actual data,” said the source, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution from the prosecutors....
  • Wall Street is getting tired of funding socially conservative Republicans running for president

    06/13/2015 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 77 replies
    Business Insider / Yahoo ^ | June 13, 2015 | Linette Lopez
    For years, when it came to presidential candidates, Wall Street made huge compromises in order to support the Republican Party. The money men in New York City set aside their socially liberal views in order to support fiscally conservative candidates because that was the only way to get on the same page as the GOP base. The result has been a series of candidates Wall Street's big donors didn't really want. It seems those donors are getting tired of that outcome.
  • Katie Couric re-ups with Yahoo! for $10M per year

    06/13/2015 8:32:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    nypost.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Claire Atkinson
    You can call Katie Couric the $10 million anchor. That’s how much Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is forking over to retain the Web portal’s global news anchor, several sources told The Post on Friday. The new contract, agreed to in the last several days but not yet finalized, gives Couric a stratospheric annual pay package in line with that of NBC’s suspended Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.Only Couric is actually anchoring a newscast. The 58-year-old journalist, who had been negotiating a second contract for the past few months, won a significant rise. While the new deal contains a few...
  • Want to remove Huffington Post from your Google search results? Here’s how.

    05/13/2015 2:42:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/24/11 | Patrick Ishmael
    I do my best to avoid giving Huffington Post traffic, even when it’s linked here at Hot Air. There are a few reasons, a lot of it having to do with not wanting to underwrite Arianna Huffington’s politics. But one thing I really, really disagree with is HuffPo’s business model, which is to serve as an SEO — “search engine optimized” — pass-through to original content elsewhere on the Internet. Ed wrote a great post explaining the HuffPo/content/traffic tension after AOL acquired the site, and if you’re unfamiliar with how SEO works, check this out. In short, some of the...
  • Obama asks Silicon Valley to cooperate more against cyberattacks

    02/13/2015 1:44:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 13, 2015 | Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama asked tech industry executives on Friday for closer cooperation in defending against hackers after high-profile attacks against companies like Sony that exposed weaknesses in America's cyber defenses. [snip] Upset about the lack of reforms to surveillance programs, the CEOs of Google Inc, Facebook Inc and Yahoo Inc stayed away from Friday's conference.
  • Need email help -- Dropbox annoys me

    02/11/2015 3:08:19 PM PST · by Cowman · 26 replies
    self | 2-11-2015 | self
    I have several large PDF files to email and whenever I try to attach them to a yahoo email I get sent to Dropbox -- I HATE Dropbox. How do I send these files without Dropbox?
  • Personal request, I use __________@att.net for eMail...

    01/07/2015 1:28:07 PM PST · by BobNative · 16 replies
    Personal request | January 7, 2015 | Self
    I use __________@att.net for one of my eMail accounts. It is powered by Yahoo. I need to talk to Customer Service to resolve Password issues. I have not been able to find support contact information for this Yahoo driven att.com eMail product. Any suggestions? Thank you for your support
  • Why did billionaire pay Clinton $15 million?

    glaringly missing from the summary was mention of $15 million in fees paid by Burkle's Yucaipa Global Opportunities Fund since 2002
  • 2-year-old accidentally kills his mom in Wal-Mart [media bias]

    12/30/2014 5:15:02 PM PST · by grundle · 44 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) — A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday. The 29-year-old woman was shopping with her son and three other children, Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller told The Associated Press. Her family had come to the area to visit relatives, he said. The woman, whose identity was not released, had a concealed weapons permit. Miller said the young boy was left in a shopping cart, reached into the victim's purse and grabbed a small-caliber handgun, which...
  • I Think Yahoo Weather Is Gaslighting Me On The Temperature (iPhone)

    12/08/2014 11:03:13 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 50 replies
    12/8/14 | Self (VANITY)
    I have noticed over the last few months that the temperature I get for my location from Yahoo Weather on my iPhone is running 3-4 degrees F higher than the actual temperature that I observe through my own equipment or on various thermometers around town. For instance, right now it is 29 degrees F, the puddles are frozen, and the termometer outside my window, the radio and the bank across the street all agree that it is 29 degrees F. But my iPhone is telling me it is 34 degrees. If this just happened from time to time, I would...
  • Yahoo Liberals Bemoan the "Racism" of Apple

    09/28/2014 9:14:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Apparently, Apple’s problem (who knew the world’s most profitable company had a problem?... I mean, aside from bendable i-phones?) is that their executives are all “old white guys.” According to Yahoo Finance, the tech sector (in general) is suffering from a minority deficiency. According to Yahoo Finance, you just can’t help but notice that Apple events are essentially one long “parade of middle-aged white guys who came on stage to reveal the company’s latest and greatest.” Strong words for a website that regularly features Henry Blodget, Aaron Task, and Ben Stein. (And Henry Blodget is even barred from the securities...
  • Yahoo Directory -- once the firm's cornerstone -- to shut down

    09/26/2014 11:48:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/26/14 | Richard Nieva
    The service will shut down on December 31 -- just one of more than 60 products that the company has discontinued over the past two years. But the real significance, if only sentimentally, is the shutting down of Yahoo's Directory -- once the cornerstone of the company.
  • THE LIST: EVERY JOURNALIST IN THE GAMEJOURNOPROS GROUP REVEALED

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • Yahoo describes surveillance fight (PRISM - US Gov threatens $250K/day fine)

    09/11/2014 5:05:25 PM PDT · by dayglored · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 11, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional. The outlines of Yahoo’s secret and ultimately unsuccessful court fight against government surveillance emerged when a federal judge ordered the unsealing of some material about Yahoo’s court challenge. ...
  • 2014 Fantasy Football - A Pick'em League

    08/30/2014 6:54:47 PM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    Pure Vanity ^ | Aug 30 2014 | Texas Booster
    InvisibleChurch has hosted a league for FReepers for the past decade. His schedule has changed and I volunteered to help out. "FINO FOOTBALL IN NAMEONLY" Please join our group 18177, and use the password "donate". Same rules as for many years - just pick the team you think will win, and assign points based on how confident you are that the team will win.
  • Yahoo News Pimps for Democrats and Left-Wing Causes

    07/20/2014 9:14:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    July 20, 2014
    Yahoo News is becoming a daily pimp bulletin board for Democrats and all left wing causes. It actively promotes pro-abortion and pro-gay news items and demeans conservatives and religious causes. Of course this is being directed from the top- the Yahoo CEOs and directors who are large campaign donors to the Obamas and GLTB causes. The nerds at Yahoo pick up "news items" from Huffington Post, Slate etc and highlight the positive spin on left wing issues or amplify the negative accounts on conservative policies and religious beliefs. The same goes for AOL etc. What is the conservative response to...
  • Jon Stewart Calls Sarah Palin, GOP's Calls to Impeach Obama #### (Video)

    07/18/2014 9:37:36 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    YahooNews ^ | July 18, 2014 | ordan Zakarin
    <p>The GOP has spent most of President Obama's time in office — nearly a term and a half, at this point — calling him a tyrant and dictator. It's been good for business, helping them raise a ton of money and win elections, and so naturally they'll keep on doing it.</p>
  • Two years on, Yahoo under Marissa Mayer still treading water

    07/16/2014 7:01:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | 7/15/14 | Mark Sullivan
    Yahoo released second-quarter earnings today, and they depict a company that’s still struggling to find answers for its flagging display and mobile ads business. Investors are trying to hang on to the initial good feelings they had for CEO Marissa Mayer when she took the helm two years ago, but quarter by quarter, they’re finding it harder to do so.
  • Yahoo Seeks to Bring the Concert to Your Couch (streaming live content)

    07/16/2014 11:19:53 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 14, 2014 | BEN SISARIO
    The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., where the Dave Matthews Band is playing Tuesday night, can hold up to 15,000 people. But as Yahoo and Live Nation see it, the potential audience is limitless. Tuesday’s show is the first in an ambitious partnership to supply free live video streams of a different concert each day for an entire year; more shows are planned by Kiss, Justin Timberlake, Usher and the Neighbourhood. If successful, the program will help establish Screen, Yahoo’s video site and competitor to YouTube. And for Live Nation, the world’s biggest concert promoter, and the rest...
  • Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment

    07/12/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Devika Krishna Kumar
    A high-level female Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by Nan Shi, who worked as a principal software engineer in Yahoo from February 2013, according to a complaint filed on July 8 in Santa Clara Superior Court in San Jose, California.
  • How Marissa Mayer Fell Asleep and Kept Ad Executives Waiting For Hours

    06/24/2014 11:28:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/23/14 | SUZANNE VRANICA
    For media companies, the Cannes advertising festival is all about getting face time with top media buyers and advertisers. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer missed a golden opportunity to do just that last week. Last Tuesday evening, Interpublic Group arranged a private dinner at the swanky L’Oasis for Ms. Mayer to meet executives from marketers such as Mondelez International MDLZ, brewer MillerCoors and Greek yogurt maker Chobani. It was supposed to be a chance for Interpublic and some of its clients to get a first hand update from Ms. Mayer on what Yahoo has to offer. But Ms. Mayer was nearly...
  • Lack of star power in Katie Couric's interviews leaves Yahoo executives unhappy

    05/27/2014 10:18:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/27/14 | MARIANNE GARVEY, BRIAN NIEMIETZ AND OLI COLEMAN
    Katie Couric’s role as global news anchor at Yahoo is under scrutiny by the Internet company’s honchos — including CEO Marissa Mayer — who are wondering why the peppy former talk-show host isn’t bringing in big-name interviews. “Her bosses are unhappy,” says our source. “They thought Katie was a huge get and that huge stars would follow, with major interviews. Instead she’s had two that are memorable, and one was a book tour.” In Couric’s debut interview for the site, she did a 52-minute sit-down with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates in January. He was promoting his book, “Duty: Memoirs...
  • After Google, Yahoo Removes Pro-Life Ads from 'Abortion Clinic' Searches

    05/10/2014 7:01:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/10/2014 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR,
    Weeks after Google pulled pro-life ads from its "abortion clinics" search results, Yahoo has also followed suit after being petitioned by the pro-choice groups NARAL Pro-Choice America and UltraViolet. "We have found at least some of the ads to be out of compliance with our policies and we are taking them down," CNET quoted a Yahoo spokesperson as saying. "We're in the process of reviewing the other ads and will take similar action if any are found to not be in compliance with our policies." NARAL and UltraViolet alleged that the "majority" of ads that popped up when users typed...
  • Yahoo Won’t Honor ‘Do Not Track’ Requests From Users

    05/05/2014 3:35:49 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 8 replies
    You can ask YahooYHOO +0.11% not to track you online, but the company will no longer listen. snip Some Privacy advocates protested the move. “Yahoo’s decision to flatly ignore users’ Do Not Track requests is a scandal,” said Peter Eckersley, snip “Everyone needs to understand that his applies not just to Yahoo and Flickr and Tumblr, and to the giant network of ads that Yahoo operates across the Web. Every time you see one of those, it sees you too, and tracks you.” This week EFF launched a new software tool, called Privacy Badger, which does block online tracking for...
  • Marissa Mayer's second-in-command gets a $58million severance package after working..15 months

    04/17/2014 9:11:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2014 | Staff
    Yahoo’s recently fired chief operating officer has received a final severance package of $58million after only working at the internet company for 15 months. A new regulatory filing released Wednesday revealed the eight-figure payout that Henrique de Castro was given by his former boss, Marissa Mayer, after she both hired and fired him in just over a year. Mayer dumped de Castro, who was in charge of ad sales, in January after concluding he wasn't executing on her plan for reviving Yahoo's lackluster ad growth.
  • What's with the Yahoo icon today?

    03/08/2014 3:27:32 AM PST · by Lacey · 53 replies
    Is Yahoo celebrating lesbians today? The O's in Yahoo (top left of the page) morph into female symbols every so often.
  • What's up with yahoo.com's two women gender signs?

    03/08/2014 4:42:38 AM PST · by bgill · 34 replies
    March 8, 2014 | vanity
    All I can figure is the two o's at yahoo.com's homepage is supporting lesbians.
  • British Spies Said to Intercept Yahoo Webcam Images

    02/27/2014 5:20:40 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    facebook twitter save more Continue reading the main story SAN FRANCISCO — A British intelligence agency collected video webcam images — many of them sexually explicit — from millions of Yahoo users, regardless of whether they were suspected of illegal activity, according to accounts of documents leaked by Edward J. Snowden. The surveillance effort operated by Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, was code-named Optic Nerve. Images from Yahoo webcam chats were captured in bulk through the agency’s fiber-optic cable taps and saved to a GCHQ database. It is unclear how much of the data was shared with American officials...
  • Yahoo says email accounts hacked, passwords stolen

    01/31/2014 9:44:22 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    CBC New ^ | 1/31/2014 | CBC News
    Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday. Yahoo didn't say how many accounts have been affected. Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide, after Google's Gmail, according to the research firm comScore. There are 273 million Yahoo mail accounts worldwide, including 81 million in the United States.
  • Yahoo reports breach of some email accounts

    01/30/2014 4:23:29 PM PST · by John W · 31 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Karma Allen
    <p>Yahoo reported on Thursday that some of its users' e-mail accounts may have been targeted in a security breach of a third-party database.</p> <p>"Recently, we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts," the company said in a blog post on its Tumblr site. "Upon discovery, we took immediate action to protect our users, prompting them to reset passwords on impacted accounts."</p>
  • Yahoo Mail acting up, is your's?

    12/24/2013 6:17:54 AM PST · by Bender2 · 67 replies
    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later. Please check the URL for proper spelling and capitalization. If you're having trouble locating a destination on Yahoo!, try visiting the Yahoo! home page or look through a list of Yahoo!'s online services. Also, you may find what you're looking for if you try searching below.
  • Give ‘piece’ a chance: White House makes Twitter typo, sparks Obamacare photo meme

    12/13/2013 5:51:39 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 12/12/2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    President Obama is back on the offensive when it comes to promoting the Affordable Care Act. But White House aides may want to hit the spell-checker next time before they get carried away promoting the president’s message. On Thursday, the White House tweeted a picture of Obama holding a sign with the Twitter hashtag “#GetCovered Because.” The message on the president’s sign read: “Nobody should go broke just because they get sick.” The photo immediately launched a small social media tidal wave, with people creating their own “GetCovered” images. But the White House may have unintentionally created one of the...
  • Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook call for NSA muzzle - the privacy rights of the public.

    12/09/2013 8:19:22 AM PST · by dennisw · 35 replies
    zdnet. ^ | 12-9 | By Charlie Osborne
    Summary: The Reform Government Surveillance group, an alliance between eight major technology firms, aims to persuade the U.S. government to stop undermining the privacy rights of the general public. Household names including Apple and Google have formally called for changes to U.S. surveillance practices and policy, arguing that current operations undermine the freedom of people. Eight companies, Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo and LinkedIn have formed an alliance called the Reform Government Surveillance group. Although usually fierce competitors, the group have come together in agreement over the U.S. government's spying programs -- brought to light by former National...
  • Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday

    11/24/2013 10:27:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    All Things Digital ^ | November 23, 2013 | Kara Swisher
    As AllThingsD had first reported in August that it was working on, Yahoo is poised to announce a deal with well-known television news star Katie Couric to do a high-profile online interview show on its home page. The deal is set to be announced on Monday, said multiple sources at the company, which could designate Couric as “global news anchor” of the Silicon Valley Internet giant. That title could change, of course. So could the deal or its timing, although it seems set now after months of negotiations with ABC News, which is both Yahoo’s online news partner and Couric’s...
  • Katie Couric Negotiating ABC News Exit (Exclusive)

    11/22/2013 6:08:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11-22-13 | Marisa Guthrie
    Less than three years after joining ABC in a lucrative and wide-ranging deal that included a daytime talk show and a role at ABC News, Katie Couric is negotiating an exit package, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The move comes as Couric is close to finalizing an extensive deal with Internet giant Yahoo, according to multiple sources. Couric's daytime talk show is in its second and almost certainly final season on ABC. She will complete the season and sources at Disney-ABC insist that a decision about the future of Katie will not be made until sometime in December after executives...
  • Man, unhappy with ex-wife, buys house next to her and puts up middle finger statue

    11/20/2013 8:01:56 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 11/18/2013 | Will Lerner
    This story is one that warms the blackened, icy hearts of the Odd News team. In Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Alan Markovitz, not satisfied with expressing his distaste for his ex-wife in just words, has bought and moved into a home that sits right next door to a house that’s occupied by…his ex-wife. That’s funny enough, but as WJBK Fox 2 points out, the cherry on top of this cupcake is an almost 12-foot high statue of a middle finger Markovitz put in his back yard, pointed toward his former love and her new boyfriend. Fox 2 wasn’t able to get...
  • Former Yahoo executive thrilled to join 'brotherhood' of Church

    10/31/2013 3:02:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | October 31, 2013 | Elise Harris
    Shazam CEO Richard Riley speaks with CNA on Oct. 28, 2013 Credit: Andreas Dueren/CNA Vatican City, Oct 31, 2013 / 06:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The previous head of one of the internet’s leading online search engines travelled to Rome in order to be received into the universal Church, expressing his joy at joining the family of faith. “I’m in Rome to become Catholic,” Richard Riley told CNA in an Oct. 28 interview, “I was married in the Catholic Church 13 years ago, I have four children who were baptized in the Catholic Church and I really wanted to join the...
  • NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say

    10/30/2013 10:28:56 AM PDT · by John W · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2013 | Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani
    The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials. By tapping those links, the agency has positioned itself to collect at will from among hundreds of millions of user accounts, many of them belonging to Americans. The NSA does not keep everything it collects, but it keeps a lot. According to a top secret accounting dated Jan. 9, 2013, NSA’s acquisitions directorate sends millions of records every day from Yahoo and Google...
  • Update: Yahoo! Email Recycling

    10/28/2013 10:22:35 AM PDT · by brityank · 7 replies
    AllClearID.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Staff
    Update: Yahoo! Email Recycling October 7, 2013 Allison here. We’ve recently discussed the June 2013 Yahoo! announcement indicating that the company would be recycling old email addresses, allowing users to pick them up if they wanted something simpler i.e. janedoe instead of janedoe34732. This program launched within the past several weeks, and a few users have received emails intended for the previous owner, and these emails emails contain personally identifiable information that put these previous owners at risk for identity theft. However, when Yahoo! first announced this program, they reassured users that it would not compromise their personal information or lead to...
  • Madonna Banned From Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater Chain

    10/15/2013 12:50:59 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | October 12, 2013 | Jenny Depper
    Don't mess with Texas! Just ask Madonna. Following last week's incident at the "12 Years a Slave" premiere at the New York Film Festival, where the songbird allegedly texted throughout the first half of the film until she was asked to stop by another moviegoer, the "Material Girl" has been banned from attending movies at the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater chain. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain has a strict no-talking and anti-texting policy for its theaters, and will reportedly ask patrons who violate the policy to leave the theater.
  • Yahoo Mail users furious over..redesign..wiped away features..left..looking like a Gmail knockoff

    10/15/2013 12:39:02 AM PDT · by Windflier · 70 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 14 October 2013 | Michael Zennie
    Yahoo Mail users are furious after the company debuted a major resign of the popular email service that eliminated many features and, some claim, left it looking like a knock off of competitor Gmail. Observers say the 'beautiful' new look of Yahoo Mail is a product of new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer - and it has backfired. The mail service's 275million users were 'surprised' on October 8 with the redesign and tens of thousands have complained about glitches and reduced functionality. Many simply don't like the look and feel of the new product.
  • Gov’t: Court should not allow disclosure

    10/03/2013 1:42:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 2, 2013 9:41 PM EDT | Pete Yost
    A federal court should not permit five leading Internet companies to reveal how often they are ordered to turn over information about their customers in national security investigations, the government argued in papers released Wednesday. In a filing with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the government said that allowing the companies to release such detailed information “would be invaluable to our adversaries,” providing a clear picture of where the government’s surveillance efforts are directed and how its surveillance activities change over time, the court papers stated. Companies seeking to release the information about the orders received are Google Inc., Microsoft...
  • Maryland police to review arrest of parent who objected to Common Core

    09/24/2013 4:44:40 AM PDT · by opentalk · 57 replies
    Fox news ^ | September 23, 2013
    A Baltimore-area police chief is reviewing the arrest of a man who rose at a town hall-style meeting to challenge the national Common Core standards and wound up in an angry confrontation with an off-duty police officer. Robert Small,46,showed up at the public forum Thursday night in Towson,but when he began asking questions about Common Core, the police officer,who was providing security at the meeting,shut him down. “My question is how does lowering educational standards prepare kids for ... college,because that’s what it’s all about?” Small asked in a scene caught on videotape. But audience members had been told to...
  • The Interview: Carly Fiorina (Life after HP and a U.S. Senate run)

    09/14/2013 11:54:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Sep 13, 2013 | Raj Mathai, Liza Meak, and Alex Bozovic
    Raj Mathai sits down for a rare one-on-one interview with former HP CEO Carly Fiorina. Carly Fiorina's been out of the spotlight for nearly three years, after losing a hard-fought U.S. Senate race to longtime Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer. So what's the former Hewlett-Packard CEO doing these days? "I'm not doing any one thing full-time, and that's the biggest difference," Fiorina said. "I remain engaged politically, but I'm at the stage in my life now where I choose the things I can do and that's a wonderful place to be." These days, Fiorina splits her time between Sausalito and Virginia....
  • Yahoo reports 29,000 data requests

    09/06/2013 4:43:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    AFP News ^ | September 6, 2013
    Yahoo received some 29,000 government requests for data on its users this year, with almost half coming from the United States, according to the company's global transparency report released Friday. Yahoo said in the report, covering the first six months of 2013, that 12,444 of the requests from worldwide governments came from the United States. "At Yahoo, we take the privacy of our users seriously," general counsel Ron Bell said in a blog post. "We also recognize our role as a global company in promoting freedom of expression wherever we do business. That's why we're issuing our first global law...
  • Yahoo 'recycling' old e-mail [addresses], raising security concerns

    08/02/2013 1:08:26 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | June 20, 2013 | Doug Gross
    Yahoo has announced a plan to "recycle" old e-mail addresses, a move meant to free up accounts for folks who want them but that has sparked privacy concerns. In a blog post, senior vice president Jay Rossiter announced that Yahoo e-mail accounts that have been dormant for more than a year will be reset so that active users can have access to them. "If you're like me, you want a Yahoo! ID that's short, sweet, and memorable like albert@yahoo.com instead of albert9330399@yahoo.com," he wrote. The one-year period will officially begin July 15, when users can "claim" a dormant account name....
  • Join Now! Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em is back! Hooray for Hollyweird! Our topic this year is ...

    08/01/2013 6:00:14 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 26 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8 - 1 - 13
    Box Office Barfo! What with CNN soon to be producing the Shrill Hill Bi-op Flop, we honor hollywood with our Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em, Free Republic style. What you need to know to sign up the ID# is 7625 password is freeper What to expect: Confidence points 17 weeks of picks with 4 extra weeks of playoffs! In honor of sneaky box-office accounting methods, we'll be dropping the two lowest scores throughout the season. So if you carry your hangover into mid-Sunday afternoon, you'll thank me, America's Ripest Banana, for saving your season from your miserable hobby. Concise commentary and...
  • Yahoo to shut down pioneering AltaVista search site

    07/06/2013 11:20:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1 July 2013 | Last updated at 07:19 ET
    Pioneering search engine AltaVista is due to be shut down on 8 July. AltaVista was one of the first search engines to index significant amounts of web content, and proved hugely popular before Google debuted. … AltaVista was launched in 1995 when search engines generally did a poor job of logging information on the web’s rapidly growing population of sites. The search engine was popular because it had indexed about 20 million webpages, far more than any rival at the time. It developed its own “crawler” technology that did the job of finding web pages and logging what was on...
  • Washington Post releases four new slides from NSA's Prism presentation

    06/30/2013 8:06:08 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 65 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Sunday 30 June 2013 10.59 EDT | Ed Pilkington in New York
    The Washington Post has released four previously unpublished slides from the NSA's PowerPoint presentation on Prism, the top-secret programme that collects data on foreign surveillance targets from the systems of nine participating internet companies. The newly published top-secret documents, which the newspaper has released with some redactions, give further details of how Prism interfaces with the nine companies, which include such giants as Google, Microsoft and Apple. According to annotations to the slides by the Washington Post, the new material shows how the FBI "deploys government equipment on private company property to retrieve matching information from a participating company, such...