Thursday, October 6, 2016

Warning! Here's Why You Need To Delete Your Yahoo! Account

Yahoo's problems do not seem to end anytime soon.

A Reuters report just dropped a huge bomb in society, suggesting that Yahoo complied with a request from the US government and implemented a secret program to scan all e-mails. CEO Marissa Mayer has given the green light without any kind of company chief safety tips Alex Stamos.

Later, in protest, Stamos has left the company.

If Yahoo-your primary email account, people can judge is based. These days, have a Yahoo account and its use does not make sense. The deterioration of the situation, a recent revelation by Reuters shows the shocking amount of Yahoo dedication to spy on emails and forward them to the US government ..

According to the report, Yahoo has developed a secret email software analysis that worked at the request of officials of US intelligence, particularly the NSA. This makes Yahoo the privacy of grave responsibility.

Joseph Menn Reuters reports that this decision led to the resignation of the head of the Security Information Yahoo Alex Stamos. He is now the head of security of Facebook.

At present, what kind of information do we not known she wanted. This incident is the first of its kind because it involves a US company accept government demands to read all the emails, instead of sweeping storage or certain individuals.

This spy program was signed by CEO Marissa Mayer and general counsel Ron Bell. They chose to refrain from any kind of security service contribution of Yahoo, which have been called the "paranoid" internally.

The program was discovered by Yahoo's security team in May 2015. At first, they thought it was a bit short attack. Interestingly, due to a programming error in the program, hackers can gain access to stored emails.

Yahoo released the following statement and sounds like a joke:

"Yahoo is a company that respects the law and comply with US laws."

Well, removing Yahoo account is not a difficult task. Just then open and the search method.

This incident again highlights the importance of end-to-end encryption. This type of encryption should be done and be used by default in all email and messaging applications.

We asked Microsoft, Google and Facebook to comment on their own policies in such situations.

We will update this story if we hear back.


In response to our inquiry, Facebook said the company has never received a request like "described in these reports from any government, and if we did, would fight."

Similar observations were made by Google. "We never received such a request, but if we did, our answer would be simple: 'No way'," Google said in an email.

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