Metadata from iPhone and Android apps can leak data about the phone's model, age of users, gender and location
The Obama administration and some of America’s biggest technology companies have agreed a tentative deal that would allow the firms – including Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Microsoft – to tell the public more about how the US Government collects information on their customers.
Davos has kicked off with a controversial warning from BT chief executive Gavin Patterson that telecoms customers cannot expect total privacy.
Decision comes just 15 months after she poached him from rival Google
The site has more than 100 million users and would increase Yahoo's already substantial portfolio of social sites with young user bases
It used to be just angry celebrities (and Moses) who wrote open letters. Now, even America's top businesses are taking the president to task, says Clare Dwyer Hogg
The group, including Microsoft, Google and Apple, say that the balance has tipped "in favour of the state and away from the rights of the individual"
Global Outlook: Making the most of new technological trends is only one part of the ex-Google executive’s plans
Doodle challenges users to release as many virtual sweets as possible by thwacking a star-shaped piñata with a stick
Mayer stressed that Yahoo had no choice in complying with government requests; Zuckerberg says: "The government blew it"
Yahoo was widely criticised for disclosing details of Shi's emails to the Chinese government leading to his conviction
Slimmer typeface offers a re-design, but nothing drastic
The search engine will now warn users when they are in danger of accessing illegal material
Prime Minister urges internet giants to ‘blacklist’ search terms and pledges to step up fight against extreme material
Prime Minister says firms are not doing enough to tackle the menace of internet pornography
Yahoo’s earnings rose by 46 per cent in the second quarter, the company said last night as its chief executive, Marissa Mayer, marked one year at the helm of the internet business that is trying to win back the attention of web users.