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Yahoo Fends Off Email Hacking Attempt

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Yahoo described the attack as “a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts.” continue…

A Yahoo Trolls for Google Alumni

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It’s no surprise that Yahoo would want to mine Marissa Mayer’s old stomping grounds for new talent. At least one of its employees is doing just that, somewhat brashly, according to Re/code. A Yahoo employee posted a cattle call for Java FE, BE and C++ experts on Xoogler, a group for Google corporate alumni. When you think about it, it’s a smart move: Go after your competitors’ former engineering talent if you can’t get enough of its current employees. Xoogler… continue…

Yahoo’s Moment of Truth Approaches

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Having somewhat stabilized her company, CEO Marissa Mayer needs to show that Yahoo is relevant and capable of growing its bottom line. continue…

David Pogue and Yahoo’s “Normals” Problem

Yahoo’s tech-media strategy isn’t just divisive; it fails to recognize the incredible variety of technology fans. continue…

Internet Giants Demand New Rules for Cyber Spies

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Letter from Google, Microsoft, Facebook et al. demands U.S. government limit online surveillance to preserve liberties and revenue streams. continue…

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…