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Java updater to stop pushing Ask Toolbar, will foist Yahoo search on you instead

Java updater to stop pushing Ask Toolbar, will foist Yahoo search on you instead

Oracle's Java, infamous in the past for bundling the Ask Toolbar as part of its install and update processes, is ditching Ask in favour of Yahoo's search engine.

Yahoo to face class action lawsuit over email spying claims

Yahoo to face class action lawsuit over email spying claims

Yahoo will face a class action lawsuit for allegedly violating users' privacy by scanning email messages for targeted advertising purposes.

Yahoo slices your password out of login process, shows off end-to-end encryption

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The result of snipping out passwords: one-factor authentication. Just make sure not to lose that phone!

GCHQ and police team up to hunt down child abusers on the darknet

GCHQ and police teaming up to hunt down child abusers on the darknet

A major crackdown on child-abuse imagery includes a new law making it illegal for an adult to send a sexual communication to a child.

Yahoo sells Flickr users' photos without sharing profits

For sale stamp. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Don't expect DMCA takedown notices on this one. As image owners are finding out, Creative Commons-licensed images are legal to share - even for commercial purposes.

3 ways to make your Yahoo Mail account safer

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Following on from our detailed guide to securing your webmail, here's a quick breakdown of how to make the most important fixes, for users of Yahoo Mail.

We need to talk about email

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Today the people of the world will exchange about 250 *billion* messages using a system that has been shockingly insecure for decades: email.

That's why we need to talk about email...