Internet firms, U.S. government reach deal on customer data disclosure

Jan 28, 2014

Internet firms, U.S. government reach deal on customer data disclosure

The U.S. government and leading Internet companies Monday announced a compromise that will allow those companies to reveal more information about how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government in national security investigations. The Justice Department reached agreements with ...

Yahoo vows to encrypt all users' personal data to stymie prying eyes

Nov 19, 2013

Yahoo vows to encrypt all users' personal data to stymie prying eyes

Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users’ online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company’s data centers around the world. The commitment announced Monday by Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer follows a ...

Aug 23, 2013

Yahoo gets more traffic than Google for first time since '11

There is some good news for Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer: Yahoo has topped Google in Web traffic for the first time since May 2011. Research firm comScore reported Yahoo logged 196.6 million unique visitors in July, compared with its rival’s 192.3 million. The ...

Jul 16, 2013

Declassify Yahoo data decision: FISA court

The secret surveillance court that approved the U.S. government’s broad collection of millions of Americans’ telephone and email records called Monday for the White House to declassify and release as much as it can of one of the court’s early legal decisions sanctioning that ...

Jun 5, 2013

Yahoo to ship fresh Japanese food to Hong Kong shoppers

Yahoo Inc. will start a fresh food shopping service in Hong Kong, opening a website this month to take orders for fruit, beef and marine products from Japan, sources said Tuesday. Using Yamato Holdings Co.’s parcel delivery service and flights by All Nippon Airways ...

Yahoo unveils makeover of Flickr photo hosting site

May 22, 2013

Yahoo unveils makeover of Flickr photo hosting site

Reinvigorated technology player Yahoo on Monday unveiled a dusted-off design of its Flickr photo platform only hours after the company’s dramatic acquisition of blogging site Tumblr. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, maintaining her ambition was to make Flickr “awesome again,” said the new site will ...

May 22, 2013

Acquisition sparks talk on next big tech target

The billion-dollar deal for Tumblr has stirred talk on the next big acquisition target in the sector, with cash-rich tech giants looking for the next potential star. Yahoo’s blockbuster deal for the popular blogging platform comes amid a battle for eyeballs on the Internet ...

May 22, 2013

Yahoo's Tumblr deal carries risks, rewards

by Neil Irwin

Yahoo has concluded that Tumblr, the social blogging service, is worth a whopping $1.1 billion. Will the bet prove a good one? The answer depends on whether the combined company can turn its many millions of users into a interlocking set of services that ...