Jennifer Lawrence’s interview with Yahoo at the 2015 Met Gala.

Miss the Yahoo Trust Unconference? Check out the Videos!

The Yahoo Trust Unconference was a great success, and we’re thankful to all of our speakers and participants who made it happen.

Miss out on the conversation? You can catch up by watching these videos, which capture the highlights from the day, including:

  • Opening remarks from Yahoo’s Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos;
  • Frank Chen (Andreesen & Horowitz) on the importance of weaving trust and safety into your VC pitch;
  • Zooko WIlcox-O’Hearn on Zerocash;
  • Elisabeth Morant on Security UX;
  • Trevor Perrin on Secure Messaging;
  • Adam Langley on the Let’s Encrypt project; and
  • Yahoo’s Yan Zhu (@bcrypt) on our end-to-end encryption extension source code for Yahoo Mail.

Opening Remarks with Alex Stamos

Trust and the Future of SV with Alex Stamos and Frank Chen

E2E Encryption with Yan Zhu

Zerocash with Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn

TLS with Adam Langley

Secure Messaging with Trevor Perrin

Legislation and Let’s Encrypt with the EFF

Preston has clearly had enough of the silly rumours

We have said it before and we will say it again; no matter how many ’Louis Tomlinson leaving a nightclub with a string of women’ photos we see, we will never, ever believe that he has become a womanizing player.

And the good thing is, it looks like we aren’t the only ones who are getting a little bit fed up with this new ‘party boy Louis’ narrative.


Perhaps we should start some kind of global support group?

The newest member to the group would be Preston Mahon, the lovely, burly bloke who acted as Louis’ security guard the other night… Y'know, that night where he took five girls back to a hotel room and images of him with a 'suspicious cigarette’ were even more suspiciously leaked to the press.

The bodyguard, who is normally a man of few words, is clearly just as fed up by all of the palava as we are as he took to his barely-used Instagram account to share a photo of a newspaper article that claimed: “Louis took girl to room for six hours” and “Star passed joint to chums”, showing his despair in the simple caption of: “Can’t believe the Sun newspaper lol”.

We feel you, Preston. Copyright: [Instagram]

To be entirely fair, it’s no wonder that Preston is feeling bloomin’ exasperated by it all seeing as he is the one who went through the extra effort of physically stepping inbetween the 23-year-old hearthrob and one of the 'mystery blondes’ so that the press wouldn’t get the wrong idea.

And this was after Louis had already publicly rejected the advances of another one of the gorgeous girls.

Sigh, you tried Preston, babes, and that’s the main thing.

And even if Lou DID disappear into one of the bedrooms for six hours with one of the gals, we highly doubt that there was hanky panky going on.

In fact, six hours sounds like exactly the right amount of time to have a post-clubbing snooze before the morning after fry up….

Yahoo’s E-Crime Investigations Team: Protecting Our Users From Online Criminals

By Sean Zadig, Senior Manager, Yahoo E-Crime Investigations

Yahoo’s e-crime team investigates and takes legal action against the bad actors who attack Yahoo users and users of the Internet, generally. Our e-crime team incorporates talents from across many fields, including investigators, engineers, legal counsel, and former law enforcement agents. We focus on tracking down account hijackers, SPAMmers, deceptive advertisers, phishers, fake customer care companies, and similar malefactors. We also watch vigilantly for those who harm or exploit children.  

Yahoo’s e-crime investigations team operates with three goals:

  • Bring significant pain to online criminals: We identify and take legal action against individuals or entities who use the Internet to conduct criminal activity, especially those who abuse Yahoo infrastructure or target Yahoo users. Criminals operate within market constraints. We seek to significantly raise the cost of online crime.
  • Industry collaboration: Internet users share and use many platforms. We are intent on engaging with other like-minded companies to help protect users.
  • Good governance and Users First: We adhere to the laws of the countries in which we operate, our Terms of Service, and our Privacy Policy. We encrypt our products and we will not produce information in response to government requests without proper legal process (for more information, please check out our law enforcement response guidelines). You can learn more regarding how we respond to government requests for information in our Transparency Report.

We’ll update on our efforts via Tumblr, so please check back from time to time.

If you want to report fraud or abuse involving Yahoo accounts, send us an email at

If you have a general question regarding your Yahoo account, please contact Yahoo Customer Care through

I FOUND IT. It took me watching the series like 3 times through, but I found it, you guys: 

The most “Crow T. Robot”-style joke told by A.R.T. in Other Space on Yahoo is…

Season 1, Episode 5, “Trouble’s Brewing”

A.R.T. (to Karen): [I want] bathroom access!
Karen (to A.R.T.): What the hell are you gonna do in a bathroom?
A.R.T. (to Karen): What does anyone do? Clog. Unclog. Live!