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  • Yahoo, Feds Battle Over E-mail Privacy
    By on April 14, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    Yahoo and federal prosecutors are embroiled in a privacy battle testing whether the Constitution’s warrant requirements apply to Americans’ e-mail. The legal dust up concerns a 1986 law that allows the government to obtain a suspect’s e-mail from an ISP or webmail provider without a probable-cause warrant…

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  • Following In Bing’s Footsteps, Yahoo! and Flickr Censor Porn In India
    By on December 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    bhagwad writes “Following recent news on how Bing decided sex was too sensitive for India, Yahoo! and its associated site Flickr have decided to do the same. While it’s true that this is because of India passing laws that prohibit the publication of porn, no complaint was ever launched (and never will be), and glorious Google still continues to return accurate and unbiased results. So why is Yahoo! doing this? Is it because of its tie-up with Bing? (more…)

  • Yahoo! Opens Floodgates On Homepage To Devs
    By on October 10, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    alphadogg writes to mention that at their “Open Hack Day” conference today and tomorrow, Yahoo plans on opening the floodgates to their homepage in hopes that developers will start building massive numbers of applications for general distribution. “Announced in April 2008, YOS [Yahoo's Open Strategy] aims to open all of the company’s online services, sites and applications to third-party developers, as well as give end users a ‘social profile’ dashboard (more…)