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Yahoo resets passwords after hackers attacked email service

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Yahoo has said that it will be resetting passwords of several users after it identified a “coordinated effort to gain unauthorised access” to those users Yahoo Mail accounts. The company did not share much detail about the attack, like how many accounts were affected. It did say, however, that the attackers used information from a third-party whose database was compromised; and that there was no evidence that the information came […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 31: Where’s my IPv4?

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The internet has run out of IPv4 addresses and also Intel has a bad batch of Sandy Bridge chips that needs replacing. But it’s not all bad news – Murdoch is spreading his empire on the iPad, while Google’s Honeycomb is looking delicious with its sexy user interface. That’s this week on the TECHGEEK Weekly podcast. James Wilson joins the podcast again (for the last few minutes of the episode) […]

VMware buys Zimbra from Yahoo

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VMware will buy Zimbra from Yahoo for an undisclosed sum of cash. The open-source email suite provides email, contacts, calendar, search, document collaboration and authoring and VoIP tools for corporations and businesses, including Digg, H&R Block and Comcast. Under the terms of the agreement, it will also acquire all Zimbra intellectual property and technology, and will grant Yahoo a license to continue using the technology on its Yahoo Mail and […]

Yahoo alleged to have Iran names of 200,000 bloggers during protests

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This post has been updated. A new report has claimed that Yahoo had collaborated with the Iranian regime during the election protests that happened in the country in June, passing emails and personal information (i.e. names) of some 200,000 users living in the country. The report, from the Iranian Students Solidarity blog (in Farsi) and later repeated on ZDNet by Richard Koman, mentions that Yahoo sent a representative in order […]

Google reveals top searches of 2008 – “Obama” takes Google’s top fastest rising crown (in the US)

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Following a similar move made by Yahoo, Google has announced that results of its “Fastest Rising” and top search queries from its Zeitgeist; with results from worldwide, the United States and 34 other countries, including New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia (and if you’re scared about your privacy, don’t worry, Google says that no personal data was used). Barack Obama topped the “Fastest Rising” result in the United States; while […]

Yahoo Mail adds ‘ymail.com’ to lure more users

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Following Yahoo7’s move to add ‘y7mail.com’ as another domain, the US counterpart will now add ‘ymail.com’ and rocketmail.com domains to attract new users and hope to keep existing ones loyal to its Mail service. The new domains are geared to let people to have yourname@ymail.com than yourname1922@yahoo.com, as many would have done as many taken your desired name before you. rocketmail.com, however, comes back to Yahoo’s $92 million acquisition of […]