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Yahoo Encrypting Data in Wake of NSA Revelations

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Yahoo will follow Google in encrypting much of its data traffic. continue…

Yahoo Ranking System Sparks Employee Ire

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Even as Microsoft and other companies abandon draconian ranking of employees, Yahoo is reportedly embracing the concept. continue…

Yahoo Aggressively Prunes Underperformers

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer isn’t exactly wielding a chainsaw, but she’s using performance reviews as a kind of pruning shears as she aggressively trims underperformers from the company’s workforce. Employees at the company are apparently finding the pressure to perform is growing, and real. If they score a couple of “misses” or “occasionally misses” on their performance reviews within a 15-month period they may be shown the door, says AllThingsD. Additionally, the website notes that Yahoo uses a complex version… continue…

NSA Resists Reform

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Retired senior intelligence officials don’t expect furor in Congress to force changes on the NSA, even as Edward Snowden begins a new career. continue…

NSA Targeting Google, Yahoo Servers: Report

The National Security Agency is apparently tapping the links that connect the tech companies’ datacenters to the broader Web. continue…

Enthusiasm Returns About Yahoo the Employer

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Yahoo currently has a little over 12,000 employees worldwide, slightly fewer than it had when Marissa Mayer walked into the CEO’s office more than a year ago. But despite the dip in numbers, Mayer is optimistic that the attraction of Yahoo as an employer is climbing among engineers and other IT professionals. Since she joined the company in July 2012, the company has hired nearly 1,000 engineers, Mayer said during the company’s earnings call earlier this week. In addition, Yahoo… continue…

What Will Pop the Current Tech Bubble?

At some point, the acquisitions market for tiny startups is going to come to a screeching halt. continue…

Yahoo’s Web Victory Comes with Serious Caveat

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Although Yahoo had the most-visited Web properties in the U.S. last month, that total doesn’t include mobile. continue…

Gmail Isn’t Violating Anyone’s Privacy

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An automated system scanning your email isn’t the same thing as a pair of human eyeballs reading it. continue…

Yahoo Labs Plans to Hire 20 Researchers

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Yahoo Labs has hired 30 Ph.D. level researchers this year and plans to add 20 more by the end of December as CEO Marissa Mayer rebuilds the company’s research operations, according to Bloomberg. For the past four years, the lab’s budget has been reduced, slowing the pace of research and leading to executive departures. Last year, the group’s founder, Prabhakar Raghavan, jumped ship for a position at Google. Mayer told Bloomberg she wants to “build [Yahoo Labs] back up” with… continue…