Yahoo said Sunday it plans to introduce “end to end encryption” for email this year to boost privacy protection for users concerned about snooping from governments or hackers.
The Internet giant demonstrated new security and safety features for its email service at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, ramping up efforts to boost privacy since the 2013 revelations about government surveillance.
Echoing the concerns of many US-based technology companies have about US-led surveillance programs, Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos asked the director of the National Security Agency some pointed questions concerning proposed or existing backdoors placed in encryption technologies. The responses from NSA director Adm. Mike Rogers only underscored the growing divide.
YAHOO MAIL is, somehow, still experiencing an outage after an underwater cable was severed, and the firm is remaining tight-lipped on the situation.
It is now 1 December, and Yahoo Mail has been down since 20 November after the firm admitted that an underwater cable mishap had knocked the email service offline.
Since 2004, Google has been paying Mozilla a ton of money each year—estimated at around $100 million—for the privilege of being the default search engine used in the Firefox browser. This contribution represented the lion's share of Mozilla's income, something in the ballpark of 85 percent.
Jonathan Hall was trying to help the internet. Earlier this week, the 29-year-old hacker and security consultant revealed that someone had broken into machines running inside several widely used internet services, including Yahoo, WinZip, and Lycos. But he may have gone too far.