Started as a side project by then-Googler Brian Kennish back in 2010 to cut out ad tracking during a person’s Facebook browsing session, Disconnect has gone on to raise funding (twice), expand to work on multiple browsers and sites, and create apps for specific users (eg, kids), and take on more engineers, including two more from Google and one from the NSA. With its apps now used by 1 million people every week, Disconnect is now tackling the most popular way that people discover content online today: search engines. Today, the company is launching Disconnect Search, an extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers that lets users searching on Google, Bing and Yahoo, as well as Blekko and DuckDuckGo, to remain private while doing so. (more…)
Yahoo announces major shut down of many of their services.
Twitter, Linkedin, Yahoo! and Hotmail accounts are open to hijacking thanks to a flaw that allows cookies to be stolen and reused, according to a researcher. (more…)
If the news wires are to be believed, the death of spam is imminent. Again! (In 2004, Bill Gates famously remarked that spam would be a thing of the past by 2006.) Now, the Big internet providers are joining forces to kill it DEAD!! The following article is from Sophos and does the best at explaining the plan so I’m providing the entire article. (more…)
Co-Founder Jerry Yang is stepping down from the board according to the UK website theguardian. The company is undergoing a strategic review of a new chief. (more…)
New zero-day Yahoo Messenger exploit allows malware to spread via hijacked status updates | Naked Security.
Wow, what can you expect from a company that is nearly broke and only hanging on to existence by the skin of it’s teeth. Secure, email? Secure, chat? Bug less, programs? Yahoo has long had a history of exploits and malware and my suggestion to anyone still using their products. Find something or somewhere else SAFER to do your thing.