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'WTF! MORONS!' Yahoo! Groups! redesign! traumatises! users!

Yahoo! has told thousands of users who are complaining about the Purple Palace's pisspoor redesign of its Groups service that it will not be rolled back to the old format - despite a huge outcry. The Marissa Mayer-run company revamped Yahoo! Groups last week, but it was immediately inundated with unhappy netizens who grumbled …
Kelly Fiveash, 03 Sep 2013

Ghastly! Yahoo! Groups! gripes! grip! grumpy! gremlin! grumblers!

Thousands of Yahoo! users are clogging up the site's customer feedback forums with complaints about its makeover of Groups, an online discussion board system. Some are upset the redecoration job has locked out the blind and disabled folk. It was Yahoo!'s first major redesign of Groups in years and the response to the changes …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Sep 2013
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Hack Yahoo gave up to China is released from prison

Chinese journalist Shi Tao, who was arrested in 2004 after Yahoo China handed over key data to the authorities, has been released from prison 15 months before the end of a 10 year sentence. Writers’ group the Independent Chinese PEN Centre (ICPC) announced the news and called for the release of others in a similar position. "We …
Phil Muncaster, 09 Sep 2013
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Chinese dissident grassed by Yahoo nears release

A Chinese democracy advocate and journalist who was sent to jail for a decade after Yahoo! grassed him up to the authorities will be released this week. Wang Xiaoning, who’s now 62 years-old, was jailed in 2003 for “incitement to subvert state power" after posting some essays critical of the Communist Party and praising …
Phil Muncaster, 30 Aug 2012
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India's Yahoo! Groups ban – update

India's blanket ban of Yahoo! Groups continues. It's not 100 per cent, but most of the largest ISPs have complied, removing access for over 80 per cent of users. The Government's Computer Emergency Response Team - which normally releases security and virus alerts - issued a block on all groups after Yahoo! refused to remove …
Andrew Orlowski, 25 Sep 2003
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India blocks Yahoo! Groups

The world's largest democracy has blocked its citizens from accessing Yahoo!'s news groups, causing havoc to India's flourishing IT industry. The Indian government's Computer Emergency Response Team imposed a blanket ban, citing postings in the 'kynhun' group as justification. The forum carries postings by the secessionist …
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Sep 2003
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Yahoo! pimping malware from banner ads

Over the past three days, Yahoo has been exposing visitors to banner ads that try to trick them into installing malware, and there's no indication anyone at the company is even aware of the problem. According to Microsoft MVP Sandi Hardmeier's "Spyware Sucks" blog, the ads are displayed across a wide swath of the web portal's …
Dan Goodin, 28 Apr 2008
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Yahoo! seeks dismissal of China human rights lawsuit

Yahoo! has asked a US court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of "aiding and abetting" acts of torture and other human rights abuses against Chinese dissidents. The company handed over information about its users to the Chinese government, which led to the arrests of the dissidents. Yahoo! is fighting a suit was filed by the …
Austin Modine, 28 Aug 2007
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Chinese reporter targets Yahoo! from prison cell

The mother of Shi Tao, the Chinese journalist and democracy campaigner who was jailed after Yahoo! handed over server logs to authorities, has joined a US court action against the internet firm. Shi Tao was locked up for 10 years in 2005 when Beijing accused him of leaking state secrets to foreigners. Yahoo! provided crucial …
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Yahoo! and Google escalate portal wars

The gloves are off in the battle between onetime friends Google and Yahoo!, with each of the companies rolling out upgrades, feature changes and alliances that indicate both firms are fiercely competing for eyeballs. The portal wars that dominated the Web in the late 1990s are back, it seems. Google has approached the point …
Datamonitor, 18 May 2004
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Yahoo! execs should do time for Kiddie! Porn!

The executives of Yahoo! belong in jail as kiddie porn kingpins, former US Department of Justice (DoJ) prosecutor turned family-values crusader Patrick Trueman says. "A search of Yahoo!'s Clubs and GeoCities sites, which are available to anyone including children, indicates that a seemingly endless number of the sites contain …
Thomas C Greene, 20 Jun 2001
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Botnet pierces Microsoft Live through audio captchas

The prolific Pushdo spam botnet has found a new way to penetrate Microsoft's Live.com by exploiting weaknesses in the audio captchas designed to prevent automated scripts from accessing the popular email service. A new version of the bot causes infected PCs to pull down Live.com audio captchas and return the correct response …
Dan Goodin, 22 Mar 2010
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Facebook plugs email address indexing bug

Incident-prone social network monolith Facebook has plugged yet another security leak, this time involving the indexing by search engines of email addresses not listed on Facebook. Thousands of email addresses submitted using Facebook's "Find a friend" feature that were not tied to a Facebook account wound up getting indexed by …
John Leyden, 04 Jun 2010
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EU plans to block terror sites, but doesn't know how

A meeting of EU interior ministers held in August in the wake of the 'liquid bomb plot' arrests called for the acceleration of European plans to tackle terrorism, and as part of these, for measures to "tackle the use of the Internet by terrorists to radicalise young people, spread messages of hate and plan mass murder" (see Home …
John Lettice, 16 Oct 2006
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Solaris users slam Sun Intel plans (again)

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Sun Microsystems Inc is still facing protests from unhappy Solaris x86 users despite announcing the resurrection of the Unix operating system for Intel Corp-compatible processors at last month's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, Matthew Aslett writes. Santa Clara, California-based Sun has …
ComputerWire, 05 Sep 2002