Posts Tagged ‘yahoo’

Disconnect Search Runs Your Searches through a Proxy for Improved Privacy

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Concerned about online privacy? Then you might want to check this out …

The majority of search engines track people that use them. While the amount of tracking differs, from just recording search terms and IP addresses to creating detailed online profiles about searchers, it is fair to say that this can be a privacy issue. Search engines such as DuckDuckGo or StartPage gained popularity in the wake of PRISM as some Internet users were searching for alternatives that would not track their every move and search on the Internet.


Mailvelope: Use OpenPGP Encryption on Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and Other Webmail Services

Monday, August 5th, 2013

I haven’t tried this myself, but it sounds like a pretty good idea …

If you prefer to use a webmail interface such as those provided by Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail, you probably know that you cannot really secure your data directly when you are using those services. The majority of popular webmail services do not support email encryption for instance which would protect the content of messages from being read by automated tools and anyone else with access.


Firefox, IE Displaying Coupon Popups? May be Yahoo Toolbar …

Monday, March 25th, 2013

If you’re suddenly noticing a lot of popup coupon offers in Firefox or Explorer, this might be the reason why …

Toolbars have been quite useful in the past, and with that I mean ten or more years ago. The Google Toolbar for instance, available for many browsers at that time, added lots of options to the web browser. Today, toolbars appear to serve one purpose only, and that is making money for the company that publishes it. This is usually handled through search that earns the company money whenever users employ the search form the toolbar makes available. Usually, the installation will have an opt-out preference to change the browser’s default search provider and homepage as well for the complete package.


Google Chrome Update Brings Do Not Track Support

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

I guess this is helpful … as long as the third party advertisers play nice and follow the rules …

Do Not Track is a feature that has recently found its way into major web browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera. It is a privacy related feature that adds information to the connection process telling servers the browser connects to that the user does not want to be tracked. Switching to Do Not Track does not mean that users won’t be tracked anymore, as it is based on a voluntary system that third party advertisers may or may not comply with.


Today is IPv6 day!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

It will be interesting to see how this works out. Apparently, there are no problems … so far.

The largest test yet of the Internet’s new IPv6 addressing system is taking place worldwide today.  Companies including Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Facebook are switching on IPv6 versions of their websites for a one day trial.


“I’m bored; There’s Nothing on the Internet!” The Argument for a Walled Garden

Monday, February 14th, 2011

If you can’t find anything interesting on the internet, you’re just not looking hard enough …

The call “There’s nothing on TV” has long been a common phrase in households around the world, but now I’m beginning hear people express disappointment with the quality and availability of good stuff on the Internet.  This has just gotta be absurd, right!?  Well, perhaps not.


Yahoo Threatens More Job Losses

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

It’s shocking to see a former “major player” like Yahoo fail so drastically and so suddenly …

Just weeks after internet portal announced it would lay off entire divisions, quarter four results show revenue fell 4%


Top Sites to Test Drive IPv6

Friday, January 14th, 2011

There sure are a lot of stories about IPv6 today …

Facebook, Google and Yahoo to switch over to new IPv6 addresses for a 24-hour trial in June

Facebook, Google and Yahoo are switching their websites to new internet addresses in a 24-hour bid to raise awareness of the critical shortage of capacity.


Google, Facebook and Yahoo Ready IPv6 Test

Friday, January 14th, 2011

It will be interesting to see how this works out …

The first global test of the IPv6 net addressing system will take place on June 8th, and Google, Facebook, Akamai and Yahoo will all be taking part, according to a report by the BBC.