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How to enable Yahoo Mail's (soon to be default) SSL encryption today

The good news: Default SSL encryption is coming soon to Yahoo Mail. The better news: You can enable it today.

Lavabit to reopen for 5 days to let users download lost emails

Lavabit, the secure email provider that closed its doors rather than play nice with the U.S. government's spying demands, will briefly allow formers users to access their emails.

Report: Skype being investigated in Luxembourg over NSA spying links

Skype is under investigation by the Luxembourg data protection authority for allegedly cooperating with the National Security Agency's Prism spying program.

How to use the revamped Outlook.com Android app's handy new features

From alias support to server-side searches, the overhauled Outlook.com Android app is packed with handy new features. Here's how to use them.

How to prevent sextortion threats via a compromised webcam

The beauty-queen "sextortion" case highlighted the security risks of webcams. Here's how to keep your own computer from being used to spy on you.

Microsoft taps iTap as basis for remote desktop apps

Microsoft has picked up iOS, Android, and Mac apps from German developer HLW Software to use as the basis for its own forthcoming remote desktop apps.

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D'oh! Basic flaw in WhatsApp could allow attackers to decrypt messages

The popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp Messenger has a major design flaw in its cryptographic implementation that could allow attackers to decrypt intercepted messages, according to a Dutch developer.

Revamped Skype app for Android tablets oozes Windows-esque style

Skype's Android app has received a much-needed overhaul, adding a new look and greatly improved video call quality.

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Yahoo makes Mail beautiful to woo Gmail users

Less than a year after redesigning Mail's site and apps, Yahoo is pushing a fresh new look to kill the competition.

Leaked Google Hangouts text message support could come with a few caveats

Do you really want your Google+ pals to be able to text you?

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Google backs project to slash Internet costs worldwide

The search giant said Monday it has helped found a global coalition backed by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee that hopes to dramatically cut the cost of Internet access.

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Microsoft is quietly recycling Outlook email accounts

Like Yahoo, Microsoft is recycling email accounts, and doing so without mentioning the practice in service agreements for Hotmail, Live, and Outlook.com.

Bittorrent is brewing secure, serverless P2P messaging

As dissatisfaction with the NSA grows, so are secure chat options.

Ads may hit Gmail's Android app soon, teardown reveals

A thorough examination of a leaked version of the next Gmail Android app suggests ads are finally hitting your mobile inbox.

on techhive.com

Smart spear phishing could kill the power grid, experts warn

While the energy industry may fear the appearance of another Stuxnet on the systems they use to keep oil and gas flowing and the electric grid powered, an equally devastating attack could come from a much more mundane source: phishing.