January 11, 2017

Your Security Is Our First Priority. Never.

If you want a good laugh, go to a major website and read the boilerplate about security. Or read their public statements...
“At Yahoo, we have a deep understanding of the threats facing our users and continuously strive to stay ahead of these threats to keep our users and our platforms secure,” said a Yahoo company spokesman a few months ago.

This was before they announced that a billion accounts were hacked.

The Yahoo story may not be representative of all online companies, but it is certainly eye-opening. Here's how Yahoo "continuously strives" to keep your information secure.

According to The New York Times, in 2014 Yahoo's chief of security recommended some changes that would make their platform a lot more secure by employing "end-to-end" encryption.

This initiative was thwarted by the guy who runs their email and messaging services because "...it would have hurt Yahoo’s ability to index and search message data..." You know what that horseshit means, right? It means that Yahoo wouldn't be able to read our email.

Once again, their disgusting, obsessive hunger for surveillance and their insatiable appetite to collect information about us trumped any sense of responsibility.

The dimwit who killed this program justified it this way...
"I’m not particularly thrilled with building an apartment building which has the biggest bars on every window,”
How's that for an idiotic analogy?

I got news for you, bub. I don't live in your fucking apartment building but my personal information does and you better put up some fucking bars and they better be the biggest fucking ones you can find.

Based on Verizon's reconsideration of its acquisition of Yahoo, this imbecile may have cost Yahoo a few billion dollars. Maybe there is some justice in the world.

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