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The Switchboard: Yahoo is 62% male, 50% white.

Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in this January 25, 2013 file photo. (REUTERS/Pascal Lauener/Files)

Workforce Diversity at YahooYahoo has become the latest tech company to reveal its gender and racial breakdown. In a blog post published Tuesday night, the company revealed itself to be 62 percent male and 50 percent white in the U.S. -- but its leadership team is 77 percent male and 78 percent white.

T-Mobile’s CEO goes on a rant about Amazon’s rumored smartphone, Tuesday the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon's rumored smartphone would be an AT&T exclusive at launch -- and, as the Switch reports, T-Mobile CEO John Legere was none too happy about it on Twitter.

Lawmakers: IRS lost more e-mails in tea party probe. Last week the IRS revealed it had lost e-mails from Lois Lerner, a former IRS employee at the center of an investigation over the agency's admission that it gave extra scrutiny to tea party groups, due to a 2011 computer crash. But now, investigators say the agency is also unable to produce e-mails from six other IRS employees due to technical difficulties, according to the Associated Press.

How the Supreme Court’s ruling on Aereo could change how we watch football. The Post's Cecilia Kang explains how the Supreme Court case over television streaming service Aereo might change how live sporting events work. "If Aereo prevails in the ruling, which could come as soon as Thursday, the foundation of the NFL’s television business could crumble," she says. "The league has already signed billions of dollars worth of contracts with broadcasters and cable companies for the rights to air its games for the next seven years. But a thriving Aereo could help fans bypass the broadcasters, devaluing their expensive contracts with the NFL."

Judge allows U.S. Marshals’ seizure of stingray records, dimisses lawsuit. "The American Civil Liberties Union has lost in its attempt to get the city of Sarasota, Florida, to hand over city records pertaining to the use of stingrays, or fake cell tower surveillance devices," reports Cyrus Farivar at Ars Technica. "Federal authorities frustrated the ACLU’s efforts to learn how the devices are used in Sarasota after the US Marshals Service (USMS) deputized a local police detective. The USMS then physically moved the stack of paper records hundreds of miles away." The case was dismissed on the grounds that the court didn't have authority over the federal agency.

Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government.



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