Yahoo to Take Steps to Ensure Privacy of Its Users

Yahoo to Take Steps to Ensure Privacy of Its Users

In an effort to increase privacy of its users, Yahoo is planning to come up with an ‘end to end encryption’ for its email service. The American multinational Internet Corporation said that the beta version of the encryption software will be rolled out very soon for the developers.

The internet giant said that its plan aims to protect the privacy of its users as there have been several concerns about snooping from governments or hackers.

Yahoo has demonstrated its new security and safety features for its email service at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

Yahoo said that this new privacy system will allow people to use encryption with a single click of a button.

Alex Stamos, Yahoo's chief information security officer, said, “Our goal is to have this available by the end of the year. Anybody who has the ability to write an email should have no problem using our email encryption”.

According to privacy advocates, encryption is a valuable tool in uneasy and unwanted snooping, but many users find the process daunting, with a need to create complex codes or keys for both the sender and receiver.

Apart from this, Yahoo is also coming up with another feature called Dumping the password. This feature would allow users to avoid the standard password, by getting a one-time code sent to a verified phone each time they log in.

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