Yahoo to join Google to create spy-free email systems!

Source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140808/technology-latest/article/yahoo-join-google-create-spy-free-email-systems-wall-street-journal

Reuters | August 08, 2014, 20.08 pm IST
Yahoo and Google to create a secure email system

Yahoo and Google to create a secure email system

Mumbai: Yahoo Inc said it will join Google Inc to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users’ messages, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The move comes as large technology companies unite to beef up their defences against government intrusion and hacking, most notably after Edward Snowden exposed last year the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs.

Google, Microsoft and Facebook Inc moved to encrypt internal traffic after revelations by Snowden that the spy agency hacked into their connections overseas. The companies have also smaller adjustments that together make sweeping collection more difficult.

Yahoo has altered its email process so users adopting encryption type messages in a separate window, preventing even Yahoo from reading the messages as they are typed, the Journal said.

Yahoo officials could not be reached immediately for comment. Earlier Thursday, Google said it was encouraging website developers to make their sites secure for visitors by using site encryption as one of the factors to determine search ranking.

The USA’s NATO is Desperate for War over Ukraine

Uprootedpalestinians's Blog

nato-eu-un-nato The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is desperate; it is itching for a war in battlefield Ukraine at any cost.

Let’s start with Pentagon supremo, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who has waxed lyrical over the Russian Bear’s “threat”:

“When you see the build-up of Russian troops and the sophistication of those troops, the training of those troops, the heavy military equipment that’s being put along that border, of course it’s a reality, it’s a threat, it’s a possibility – absolutely.”

NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu could not elaborate if it was “threat” or “reality”, absolutely or not, but she saw it all: “We’re not going to guess what’s on Russia’s mind, but we can see what Russia is doing on the ground – and that is of great concern. Russia has amassed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s eastern border.”

In trademark, minutely precise NATOspeak, Lungescu then added that Russia “most…

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CommonDreams – Judge Throws Out Colorado City’s Fracking Ban – 10 August 2014

Since when did the people’s vote ever count in a “democracy”? The fix is in, another occupy movement is in order!

Lucas 2012 Infos

commondreamsJudge Throws Out Colorado City’s Fracking Ban

Fort Collins voters put a five-year ban on fracking in November, but a judge ruled that it ‘impeded the state’s interest’

By Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Voters in Fort Collins, Colorado last year sent a clear message: no fracking in our city.

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