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Yahoo vows to encrypt website traffic

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NEW YORK - Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer on Monday said the internet firm will begin encrypting data to protect users from online snooping. 

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during an announcement that Yahoo acquired the Tumblr blogging site in order to upgrade its Flickr site, in New York, May 20, 2013

By April of next year, Yahoo will have encryption in place to protect information shared by users of its online properties as well as information exchanged between the Internet firm's data centres, Mayer said in a blog post.

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