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FILE - This Feb. 16, 2013 file photo shows a printout of the Facebook page for Loren Williams, now deceased, at his mother's home in Beaverton, Ore. (AP Photo/Lauren Gambino, File)

Bill ensures emails, photos won’t die with you

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts? A group of influential lawyers says yes, unless you specify otherwise in a will. The […]

07/16/2014

A Vodafone branch in central London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov’t snooping

LONDON (AP) — One of the world’s largest cellphone companies on Friday revealed the scope of government snooping into phone networks, saying authorities in some countries are able to directly access its network without seeking […]

06/06/2014

A Google Data Center (Photo credit: Google)

Volume of encrypted email rising amid spying fears

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The volume of email cloaked in encryption technology is rapidly rising as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other major Internet companies try to shield their users’ online communications from government spies and […]

06/03/2014

Yahoo logo

Yahoo adds more security to thwart surveillance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Yahoo has added another layer of security in its effort to shield people’s online lives from government spies and other snooping. The measures announced Wednesday include the completion of a system […]

04/03/2014

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yahoo stock surges in anticipation of Alibaba IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is getting another lift from its stake China’s Alibaba Group, a thriving Internet company that has helped mask Yahoo’s own financial funk. Investors latched on to Yahoo Monday in anticipation […]

03/17/2014

This screen grab made from Yahoo Inc.'s Tumblr page shows the company's new logo in a post published on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Yahoo Inc.)

Yahoo email account passwords stolen

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo said Thursday that usernames and passwords of its email customers have been stolen and used to access accounts, but the company isn’t saying how many accounts have been affected. Yahoo […]

01/30/2014

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo Inc

Yahoo CEO lets go top lieutenant in surprise move

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is cutting loose her top lieutenant in a possible sign that the Internet company’s efforts to revive its long-slumping advertising sales aren’t paying off. Wednesday’s surprise announcement […]

01/15/2014

Veteran news anchor Katie Couric. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Katie Couric’s talk show to end after this season

NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric is calling it quits on her weekday talk show as she heads to Yahoo. Couric and Disney-ABC, which produces the syndicated “Katie” show, said Thursday it will wrap after […]

12/19/2013

Google mousepad (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Google’s top searches peer into society’s mindset

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google’s search engine this year. Three of the world’s four fastest-rising search requests on Google were triggered by the deaths […]

12/17/2013

Hundreds of fans funnel hot air from computer servers into a cooling unit to be recirculated at a Google data center in Mayes County, Okla. The green lights are the server status LEDs reflecting from the front of the servers. (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou, File)

Tech giants call for controls on gov’t snooping

LONDON (AP) — Major technology companies, stung by poor publicity for having helped the U.S. government access personal data, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance. […]

12/09/2013

Tumblr logo is displayed at Nasdaq, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Tumblr brings hipster twist to year-end lists

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tumblr is where the Internet’s cool kids hang out. That’s why Yahoo paid $1.1 billion to buy the blogging site in one of this year’s most buzzed-about deals. Now, Tumblr is […]

12/03/2013

In this March 30, 1981 file photo, President Ronald Reagan acknowledges applause before speaking to the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO at a Washington hotel. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

Reagan’s role in NSA’s hack of Google and Yahoo

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. […]

11/20/2013

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