It has taken Yahoo a ridiculously long time, but it is finally rolling out an option that will help protect users’ privacy when accessing their web-based email – HTTPS.Yahoo Mail has lagged behind competitors such as Hotmail (in the process of being rebranded Outlook.com) and Gmail by not allowing users to access their email through HTTPS.If you don’t have full-session HTTPS turned on for your webmail, anybody on your Wi Fi network could read any of the emails you write and receive using a tool like Fire Sheep, as they are transmitted from Yahoo to your browser.That’s because, without HTTPS, they are sent as unencrypted text. It’s unfortunate that Yahoo has made the HTTPS/SSL setting disabled by default, meaning that users are required to turn it on if they want better privacy.If you are using Yahoo Mail, my advice is to enable this privacy option as soon as possible. Hopefully in time, Yahoo will decide to enable the option by default – as it is with Gmail, Hotmail and Now, is it too much to hope that AOL might be the next to implement a HTTPS option for its email service?
A short message sent on a Thursday evening in early December 2013, under the subject line: Match? She signed up for a six-month subscription to Match.com, the largest and one of the oldest dating services on the Web.
Now she was all by herself in a house secluded at the end of a long gravel driveway. At first, she just tiptoed around the many dating sites, window-shopping in this peculiar new marketplace. It wasn't until the fall that Amy was ready to dive in.
Later, when she puzzled over their relationship, she'd remember this. That had been a fateful move; it made everything easier for him. After the funeral, a grief counselor told her to make no sudden changes in her life for at least a year, and she followed that advice.
Two sharp blows that had left her alone in her late 50s. His cancer took him swiftly, before she had time to process what was happening.
It had been over two years since the death of her husband of 20 years; four, since she had lost her mother.