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  • 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.
  • Neil Patrick Harris's Fiancé Is Quite the Gift Giver

    08/07/2014 12:48:45 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 18 replies
    Yahoo! Celebrity ^ | 19 hours ago | By Raechal Leone Shewfelt
    That Neil Patrick Harris is one lucky guy — and not just because he's a triple threat who shows up everywhere from the movie screen to the Broadway stage. Harris, 41, has a fiancé who is really knows how to pick the perfect gift. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the former How I Met Your Mother star revealed the latest present he received from David Burtka when he was asked to name his favorite accessory. "For our 10-year anniversary [on March 31], my husband, David got me a diamond Cartier Love necklace," said Neil, who hasn't yet officially...
  • 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...
  • Obama birthplace mistake: Yahoo! News declines comment

    06/22/2013 6:59:34 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 111 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2013 | Erik Wemple
    Rachel Rose Hartman, a White House reporter for Yahoo! News, couldn’t possibly have missed the “birther” story. It was unavoidable, after all, for an unhealthy chunk of the president’s first term. Yet: In her story yesterday on Obama’s Africa trip, Hartman managed to say that “he won’t be stopping in the country of his birth.” From the context of the story, it’s clear she was referring to Kenya. The Erik Wemple Blog has a number of questions for Yahoo! Newsers: 1) How on earth? 2) Did someone forget that the president of the United States needs to be born in...
  • Facebook admits year-long data breach exposed 6 million users

    06/22/2013 6:58:09 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 21, 2013 | Gerry Shih
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has inadvertently exposed 6 million users' phone numbers and email addresses to unauthorized viewers over the past year, the world's largest social networking company disclosed late Friday. Facebook blamed the data leaks, which began in 2012, on a technical glitch in its massive archive of contact information collected from its 1.1 billion users worldwide. As a result of the glitch, Facebook users who downloaded contact data for their list of friends obtained additional information that they were not supposed to have. Facebook's security team was alerted to the bug last week and fixed it...
  • Yahoo Reportedly Fought Against NSA’s PRISM Program In 2008 (And Lost) Before Joining

    06/14/2013 8:59:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/14/13 | Meenal Vamburkar
    Among the recent revelations about the NSA was the PRISM program, which tech companies have denied participating in. According to a New York Times report, one of those companies, Yahoo, fought back in 2008 against the government requests on the grounds that it would be unconstitutional — but failed. Thus, the company became part of the program. “The government had sought help in spying on certain foreign users, without a warrant,
  • How To Get Out Of PRISM and Avoid NSA Spying

    06/12/2013 9:27:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    SiliconAngle ^ | June 12, 2013 | Mike Wheatley
    Admittedly, most people don’t seem to give a toss about PRISM one way or the other. But you should, and not just because certain groups claim that the NSA’s spying could be unconstitutional – there are lots of reasons why the alleged complicity of US tech firms could be bad for America, and no one wants to live in an Orwellian Dystopia, which is what could happen if we never take a stand. So with this in mind, is there any way to avoid the all-encompassing dragnet that the NSA has admitted to running? You bet there is, and today...
  • Nine Companies Tied to PRISM, Obama Will Be Smacked With Class-Action Lawsuit Wednesday

    06/11/2013 5:08:43 PM PDT · by Fred · 18 replies
    US News ^ | 61113 | Steven Nelson
    Former Justice Department prosecutor Larry Klayman amended an existing lawsuit against Verizon and a slew of Obama administration officials Monday to make it the first class-action lawsuit in response to the publication of a secret court order instructing Verizon to hand over the phone records of millions of American customers on an "ongoing, daily basis." Klayman told U.S. News he will file a second class-action lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia targeting government officials and each of the nine companies listed in a leaked National Security Agency slideshow as participants in the government's PRISM...
  • BREAKING NSA UPDATE: U.S. Intelligence Mining U.S. Citizen Data From NINE U.S. Internet Companies…

    06/06/2013 5:53:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-6-2013 | Mara Zebest
    UPDATE: Why Govt. Source leaked PRISMAdditional information is being reported that confirms what most of us have always suspected. NSA is collecting all our email data, tracking our movements, our photographs, our documents, etc. Also factor in the fact that a court recently ruled that Obama is free to collect our DNA without being found guilty of any crime. National Security Agency (NSA) building designed for massive data collection in Utah:WaPo reports the following:The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection...
  • Need Help - Yahoo Mail Settigs [Vanity]

    06/03/2013 10:27:35 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 21 replies
    6/3/13 | Self
    I am trying to set the "perisistent opt-out" option for my public Yahoo e-mail account - but cannot find the web page to do it. If you reply, PLEASE DO NOT suggest that I switch e-mail providers. I have used Yahoo Mail for over ten years and have over 1000 addresses in my address book. Many are for my blog lists, etc. So, I DO NOT want to switch e-mail providers and have to contact all these people advising of my new e-mail addy. I am looking for someone who ACTUALLY knows how to set the "persistent opt-out" function.
  • Breaking - Report: DOJ Leaked Docs to Smear Fast & Furious Whistleblower, Says IG

    05/20/2013 10:18:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 94 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 5-20-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson. The DOJ IG said it found “Burke’s conduct in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to be inappropriate for a Department employee and wholly unbefitting a U.S. Attorney.” “We are referring to OPR our finding that Burke violated Department policy in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to a member of the media for a determination of whether Burke’s conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for the state...
  • 5 reasons why Yahoo is making a $1.1 billion mistake

    05/19/2013 1:57:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Fortune ^ | May 19, 2013: 3:24 PM ET | Fortune Editors and John Saroff
    It looks like Yahoo has offered to buy Tumblr for the sticker-shock price of $1.1 billion. Maybe we shouldn't be surprised, since just a few days ago Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman spoke about the need for the company (YHOO) to be "cool" again. But Yahoo shareholders invest for returns, not for cool. Yahoo employees have a big chunk of their net worth tied to their stock. It may be sexy for Yahoo to buy Tumblr, but will it have a positive return? I believe the answer is no. To be sure, the power of math and corporate finance can build...
  • U.S. stocks hit by Bank of America, Yahoo results

    04/17/2013 7:54:41 AM PDT · by John W · 7 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | April 17, 2013 | Kate Gibson
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks fell hard on Wednesday, retreating after the prior day’s rally amid disappointing results from companies including Bank of America Corp. B. of A. shares slid 4.1% after the lender reported first-quarter earnings below Wall Street’s estimates as its mortgage business weighed. Caterpillar Inc.was down 2.4% after Macquarie downgraded the construction-equipment maker to neutral from outperform. At 2 p.m. Eastern, the Federal Reserve will release its Beige Book, which offers an economic analysis of its 12 districts.