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Yahoo unveils encryption measures to protect users' data

Monday, 7th April 2014

Yahoo has announced it has fully encrypted traffic moving between its data centers, as well as mail between servers and other mail providers in order to protect private users from mass surveillance. 

The company set out the details of this moves in a Yahoo blog post. They include:

  • Traffic moving between Yahoo data centres is now fully encrypted.
  • Yahoo has enabled encryption of mail between its servers and other mail providers.
  • The Yahoo homepage and all search queries that run on it have https encryption enabled by default.
  • Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, and Good Morning America on Yahoo can be encrypted by typing "https¡± before the site URL in their web browser.
  • A new, encrypted, version of Yahoo Messenger will be deployed within months to stop mass government spying on webcam chats.