LTE Direct Will Let Your Phone Get Alerts With No Towers in Sight

Picture this. You walk into the subway but you don't lose service. Instead, your phone lights up with useful alerts—the train is delayed, a nearby kiosk is running a sale, your friend is standing on the other end of the platform. Meanwhile, there's not a cell tower within 500 yards. This is the world powered by the… » 9/30/14 11:10am 9/30/14 11:10am

Yahoo Is Finally Encrypting the Bulk of Its Data

We were thrilled to hear today that Yahoo is carrying through a concerted effort to protect users across its sites and services by rolling out routine encryption in several parts of its infrastructure. The company's statement announced that, among other things, it now encrypts traffic between its data centers, makes… » 4/03/14 4:27am 4/03/14 4:27am

Yahoo Confirms Hackers Swiped Yahoo Mail Users' Passwords

Yahoo certainly had some fun kicking Gmail while it was down last week—a particularly bold move considering its own recent share of missteps. But in a bit of an uncomfortable karmic twist (at least from Yahoo's point of view), the company has taken to Tumblr to acknowledge a recent mass of security attacks with the… » 1/30/14 5:50pm 1/30/14 5:50pm