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Feds Make Deal With Net Firms Over Disclosure of User Info

January 27, 2014 | 2:46 pm

Feds Make Deal With Net Firms Over Disclosure of User Info

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Companies can now report roughly how many demands for user data the NSA and other agencies are making.

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Tech Heavyweights Launch Surveillance Reform Campaign

December 9, 2013 | 10:12 am

Tech Heavyweights Launch Surveillance Reform Campaign

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As Snowden revelations continue, eight major tech firms urge lawmakers to rein in spy agencies.

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NSA Spying on Google and Yahoo: Just Assume You’ve Been Hacked

October 30, 2013 | 5:21 pm

NSA Spying on Google and Yahoo: Just Assume You’ve Been Hacked

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More revelations from leaked documents that point to government collection of emails and more.

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Yahoo to Move into Chronicle Building as Tech Office Grab in S.F. Intensifies

August 2, 2013 | 10:39 am

Yahoo to Move into Chronicle Building as Tech Office Grab in S.F. Intensifies

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Yahoo is moving its San Francisco offices from the Financial District to the iconic San Francisco Chronicle building at Fifth and Mission, according to a post on Yahoo’s Tumblr blog. “We’re designing a cool, fun and beautiful space to inspire collaboration and innovation,” writes Jacqueline Reses, Yahoo’s chief development officer. “We love the symbolism of […]

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Tumblr Restores Indexing of Adult Blogs

July 22, 2013 | 11:40 am

Tumblr Restores Indexing of Adult Blogs

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Tumblr has backtracked on its decision to cloak adult content from indexing by major search engines, as well as its own internal search. The site had separated the blogs with adult content from those tagged “NSFW,” essentially making the adult sites unfindable. From ZDNet last night: Within 24 hours Tumblr has quietly returned the blogs […]

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July 16, 2013 | 1:50 pm

Yahoo Earnings Rise, Revenue Sinks

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo’s second-quarter results aren’t giving Marissa Mayer a lot to celebrate as she completes her first year running the Internet company. The numbers released Tuesday showed Yahoo Inc.’s earnings are still rising, but they also highlighted the challenges facing the Sunnyvale, Calif. company as it loses ground to rivals Google Inc. […]

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Yahoo Asks Secretive Court to Declassify its Opposition to Data Collection

July 11, 2013 | 10:20 am

Yahoo Asks Secretive Court to Declassify its Opposition to Data Collection

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The San Jose Mercury News reports that Yahoo is asking the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to let the public see its arguments in a 2008 case that the government used to persuade tech companies to cooperate with its massive data-gathering efforts. Yahoo joins a growing list of parties demanding greater transparency over the government’s […]

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Tech News Roundup: Google’s Win, Vine’s Update, Yahoo vs. NSA, and the Inventor of the Mouse

July 5, 2013 | 8:57 am

Tech News Roundup: Google’s Win, Vine’s Update, Yahoo vs. NSA, and the Inventor of the Mouse

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Google Wins Key Ruling in Book-Scanning Case Jonathan Stempel, reporting for Reuters: “Google notched a legal victory in its bid to create the world’s largest digital books library, winning the reversal of a court order that had allowed authors challenging the project to sue as a group. “A panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court […]

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Tumblr Joins Flickr Inside Yahoo, But Where Is the Money?

May 20, 2013 | 12:02 pm

Tumblr Joins Flickr Inside Yahoo, But Where Is the Money?

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Update at 3 p.m.: Flickr has announced an upgrade to its service just hours after its owner, Yahoo, announced it is also buying Tumblr. Flickr is in fact getting “biggr,” now offering a free terabyte of storage space for photos and videos. From the company announcement: “Just how big is a terabyte? Well, you could […]

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5 Things to Remember About the Yahoo Telecommuting Debate

February 27, 2013 | 2:56 pm

5 Things to Remember About the Yahoo Telecommuting Debate

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The news that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has banned telecommuting has created as much buzz as her initial hiring, her pregnancy, or her incredibly short maternity leave. In other words, it’s getting a lot of attention, and much of it negative. It’s also sparked a serious debate about the relationship between employees’ work and home […]

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