Yahoo Shuts Users Out of E-Mail

Yahoo confirmed reports that it is preventing some Yahoo Mail users from seeing their e-mails until they turn off their ad-blocking software. Users started complaining about two weeks ago on social media and ad-blocking forums that a message prompting them to disable ad-blocking software appeared when they tried to view their e-mail. On Monday, a company spokeswoman said the notices were a limited experiment. “At Yahoo, we are...

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Facebook Hires Yahoo’s Information Security Officer

Tech companies ask users to put a lot of faith in the security of their products — and Facebook has poached Yahoo’s chief information security officer to help keep that faith. Alex Stamos said in a Facebook post that he would start his new gig as the company’s chief security officer last week. “The Internet has been an incredible force for connecting the world and giving individuals access to personal, educational and economic...

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The Little Search Engine That Could
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The Little Search Engine That Could

Redmond, Wash. — In Microsoft’s expensive, decadelong battle against Google’s search engine, no detail is too small. Derrick Connell, a Microsoft vice president in charge of the engineering side of the 4,000-person team that builds the company’s Bing Web search, takes work home with him every weekend. Connell reviews lists of common queries people type into the search boxes at Google.com and Bing.com. His team has spliced the universe...

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