“A former Yahoo software engineer has pleaded guilty to improperly accessing the accounts of around 6,000 Yahoo users in search of nude photos and videos. The news, outlined in a press release from the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, says programmer Reyes Daniel Ruiz used his privileges at Yahoo to crack user passwords and access the accounts of primarily younger women, including friends and co-workers.”
“In meetings with marketers, Oath representatives have acknowledged that many people use Yahoo Mail as their primary service for unwanted commercial email, one of the people who heard the pitch said. They indicated this is an advantage for advertisers who want to collect as much commercial data on users as possible, the person said”.
Yahoo considère qu’une tierce partie non autorisé à dérobé, en août 2013, des données liées à plus d’un milliard de comptes d’utilisateurs.
Les Cnil européennes ont demandé à Yahoo d’expliquer en quoi, selon lui, le programme installé sur son service Yahoo Mail qui permettait de transférer automatiquement certains messages aux services de renseignement américains était conforme au droit européen.
Yahoo a obtenu un brevet sur l’utilisation de caméras, micros et capteurs pour mettre aux enchères le contenu des panneaux publicitaires, en fonction de ceux qui peuvent les voir à un instant T, et de ce qu’ils se racontent.
Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter.
An infamous cybercriminal named “Peace” said on a website that he was selling credentials of 200 million Yahoo users from 2012 on the dark web for just over $1,800. The data allegedly included user names, easily decrypted passwords, personal information like birth dates and other email addresses.
When Mayer joined Yahoo more than three years ago, it was seen as a star athlete improbably joining a losing team. People were surprised, impressed, and inspired. Surely Mayer—who played an instrumental role in Google’s ascent—could shake things up at Yahoo, they thought.But for many, likely complex reasons, that hasn’t happened.
I think that for anyone that uses their browser’s incognito mode and starts getting untargeted ads or no ads at all, the experience on the Web becomes a lot less rich. I personally think it’s a mistake to install ad blockers.
Marissa Mayer – Yahoo CEO