Yahoo names US surveillance critic as new IT chief

New Delhi: Yahoo has named well-known security researcher Alex Stamos as its chief information security officer. Stamos is a vocal critic of the US government's secret surveillance programs.Stamos was one of the primary organisers of
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India TV News Desk 11 Mar 2014, 11:51 AM IST
New Delhi: Yahoo has named well-known security researcher Alex Stamos as its chief information security officer. Stamos is a vocal critic of the US government's secret surveillance programs.

Stamos was one of the primary organisers of TrustyCon, a gathering of prominent technology experts last month who had pulled out of the RSA security conference in San Francisco amid growing discord over some technology companies' cooperation with US intelligence-gathering efforts.

Yahoo blog said Stamos will lead a team of Yahoo “paranoids” charged with making products as secure as possible. Stamos most recently served as chief technology officer of the security firm Artemis.


 
 
 

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