from the we-all-said-this-would-happen dept.
Anonymous Coward writes:
"Yahoo! has moved its data controlling business from London to Dublin in a bid to avoid harsh UK security powers that it says has harmed its users, and its business. I left Yahoo! for neomailbox once it was clear that the lack of security of my Yahoo! email continued under Meyers' leadership. The fact their web mail dropped dramatically in quality didn't help either (emails to eff.org were bounced for months (no MX record), but only when sent from my Yahoo! webmail accounts). It's nice to see they are actually doing something to address their lack of security, although it will be a while before I'd go back to Yahoo!. The Guardian article covering this story is here.
It's unfortunate Yahoo! didn't take advantage of Iceland's IMMI initiative and move to Iceland, however it's understandable from a logistical perspective. It's somewhat of a chicken and egg thing, but until Iceland works on the logistical problems businesses face with moving their data operations to Iceland, the attractiveness of Birgitta Jansdottir's IMMI initiative may not be enough to overcome the logistical hardships businesses would have.
Freedom House publishes reports on its concept of freedom on the internet here, although I question some of their metrics."