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Verizon Yahoo Deal Amended: $350M Lower Price After Data Breaches Lowered Yahoo's Valuation

The Verizon-Yahoo deal will go through with amended terms and is expected to close in the second quarter of this year, Verizon has announced. Yahoo's data breaches lowered its valuation, however, as Verizon knocked $350 million off its initial offer.

Business Tech

How Hackers Used 'Forged Cookies' To Access Yahoo Accounts: No Password Needed [Analysis]

Yahoo reveals new information regarding the 2015 and 2016 data breach, and it should make users really worried. Counterfeit cookies were used to breeze through security protocols.

Security February 19, 2017

Yahoo-Verizon Deal Nearly Done But Verizon Lowers Offer By $250 to $350 Million: Report

Verizon wants a big discount from Yahoo, and the latter might have no option but to see it as a good deal following the biggest data breaches in history. Here's the latest about the Yahoo-Verizon deal.

Business Tech February 15, 2017

Verizon Q4 Financial Result Out, Earnings Fall Below Analysts Forecast

Verizon's Q4 2016 results have fallen behind analysts’ prediction by a huge mark. Despite the carrier's churn rate not meeting the predicted figures, it plans to go full steam in 2017.

Business Tech January 25, 2017

Yahoo Acquisition By Verizon Still Happening, Just Delayed Amid Fallout From Security Issues

Yahoo surpassed performance forecasts for the fourth quarter of 2016. This is a much-needed bright spot for the company, which has pushed back the completion of its sale to Verizon amid the fallout of several security issues.

Business Tech January 24, 2017

SEC Investigating Yahoo Over Data Breach

The SEC has been investigating two data breaches which happened at Yahoo in 2013 and 2014. The agency is also determining whether Yahoo complied with the civil security laws with regard to its data breach disclosure.

Security January 23, 2017

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer To Resign From Board: Yahoo To Be Renamed Altaba After Verizon Deal

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, is to exit from the company’s board once the Verizon sale pushes through, according to reports. Additionally, Yahoo’s RemainCo will also be called Altaba if and when that happens.

Internet January 10, 2017

Biggest Data Breaches And Hacks Of 2016: Yahoo Data Breach, DNC Hacking, And More

It has been a long year for security experts with the slew of data breaches and hacking. Several incidents have already assumed historic proportions, making 2016 the worst so far for the government, companies, and individual users alike.

Security December 25, 2016

If Verizon Cancels $4.8 Billion Yahoo Acquisition After New Security Breach, What Might The Carrier Do Next?

Verizon's $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo's online operations might be in jeopardy after the disclosure of another security breach. If Verizon backs out of the deal, what might the carrier do next?

Business Tech December 18, 2016

Yahoo Hack Compromised 1 Billion Accounts: What You Should Do To Protect Your Personal Data

After Yahoo admitted that around 1 billion users have been affected in the recently revealed security breach, it is imperative to immediately modify your account to keep third-party users from accessing your personal data.

Security December 16, 2016

The Latest Yahoo Security Breach Is The Worst One Yet, And Verizon Is Now Thinking Twice About That $4.8 Billion Acquisition

The new security breach revealed by Yahoo affects 1 billion users, but it is actually worse than it looks. Verizon, which offered to purchase Yahoo's online operations for $4.8 billion, is now seeking to change the terms of the acquisition.

Business Tech December 16, 2016

Yahoo Reveals Another Security Breach: 1 Billion More User Accounts Compromised

Yahoo has identified another security breach on its systems that potentially compromises the data of at least 1 billion more users. With this latest development, is the acquisition of the company by Verizon now in doubt?

Security December 15, 2016

Yahoo Bots App Is The Company's Virtual Assistants Bundle, And It's Now Available For Download On Android And iOS

Yahoo has released Yahoo Bots for iOS and Android, a messaging app that lets users connect to Yahoo's Chatbots. There are different bots for different areas of discussion such as news, finance, weather, sports and even a pet monkey.

Apps/Software October 31, 2016

EU Watchdog Tells Facebook To Stay Off WhatsApp Data

EU regulators want tech companies to pay close attention to the privacy of their customers, and they're probing WhatsApp's and Yahoo’s handling of the matter. The first hearings are scheduled for November.

Security October 29, 2016

Yahoo Beats Analyst Estimates For Q3 Earnings, Shows Usage Increased After Data Breach Disclosure: Is The Company Going Strong Or Just Hiding The Cracks?

Yahoo reported earnings of 20 cents per share in the third quarter, beating analyst estimates of 14 cents per share. Is the company going strong into the planned Verizon acquisition, or are there cracks that are being hidden?

Business Tech October 18, 2016

Verizon Rethinking Yahoo Deal: Massive Yahoo Email Hack May Have 'Material' Impact On The Acquisition

Yahoo's massive email hack could have a 'material' impact on the deal with Verizon. The impact of the data breach could give Verizon 'reasonable basis' to withdraw from the $4.84 billion deal to buy Yahoo.

Business Tech October 13, 2016

Yahoo Is Working To Bring Back Auto Email Forwarding: What Can Concerned Users Do In The Meantime?

Yahoo is working to bring back the automatic email forwarding feature, which the company disabled at such a suspect time. Users who are looking to switch to another email service have limited options, in lieu of the feature.

Security October 12, 2016

Verizon CEO Still Thinks Yahoo Is A 'Real Value Asset' Despite Massive Hack Of 500 Million Users

Verizon Communications chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam says that Yahoo is a 'real value asset.' McAdam makes the statement even with the current backlash that Yahoo is facing due to the reported 500-million-user-account data breach.

Business Tech October 11, 2016

Yahoo Turns Off Auto Email Forwarding, Makes Leaving The Service Problematic

Yahoo has turned off its automatic email forwarding at the beginning of October, leaving many users up in arms. The company has suffered several gut-punches given recent news of a huge data breach and email scanning.

Internet October 11, 2016

John Legere Says Verizon Is In A 'Hilarious' Situation: What Made The T-Mobile CEO Say That?

T-Mobile CEO John Legere, known for his colorful criticisms especially against rivals in the telecommunications industry, said that Verizon is in a "hilarious" situation. Can you guess why Legere said that?

Business Tech October 9, 2016

The Email Scanner That US Told Yahoo To Install Was Not A Simple Program: It Was Malware That Resembled A Hacking Tool

The software that United States told Yahoo to install to scan through user emails was not a simple program, according to a Motherboard report. Sources claim that it more closely resembled a rootkit, which is a tool used by hackers.

Security October 8, 2016

Google, Microsoft, Apple And Facebook Deny Spying On Emails And Other Messages

While Yahoo is under scrutiny following its confirmation of email spying, as well as a massive data breach of its system in 2014, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Apple deny any surveillance of their users' email accounts and other messages.

Security October 7, 2016

Verizon Seeks $1 Billion Discount On Yahoo Acquisition Deal Due To Hacking, Email Scanning Scandals: Report

Verizon is reported to be in talks with Yahoo to slash $1 billion off the original $4.8 billion Yahoo acquisition deal. Verizon's desire for a price cut stems from the bad press Yahoo has recently been involved with.

Business Tech October 6, 2016

Yahoo Newsroom Will Allow You To Promote Your Own News

Yahoo rebands current app as Yahoo Newsroom in the hopes of becoming more social. This news-centric app aims to make it easier for users to discover and share news stories and mingle with other users.

Apps/Software October 5, 2016

Yahoo Scanned User Emails For US Intelligence's Benefit: Importance Of End-To-End Encryption Highlighted

A Reuters report exposed that Yahoo scanned millions of its users' emails in behalf of the U.S. intelligence officials. The move allegedly prompted the resignation of its top IT security officer.

Security October 5, 2016

Who Was Behind The Massive Yahoo Data Breach? Cyber Security Firm InfoArmor Identifies Possible Links To Russia

New data was reported by the security company InfoArmor in the Yahoo data breach. The findings incriminate 'Group E,' possibly a Russian-based group of hackers found to mediate between their clients and potential customers of the data.

Security October 1, 2016

Former Yahoo Exec Thinks Security Breach Could Have Compromised Up To 3 Billion Accounts, Not Just 500 Million

A former Yahoo executive thinks that the number of user accounts compromised by the recently revealed security breach is higher than 500 million. According to his estimate, up to 3 billion users were affected.

Security October 1, 2016

Office Team Leader Qi Lu To Leave Microsoft Due To Health Reasons

Microsoft executive Qi Lu will be leaving Microsoft due to health reasons. His involvement in the Office 365 program has made a mark judging from the integration of artificial intelligence into its system.

Microsoft September 29, 2016

Yahoo Claims Hackers Are State-Sponsored, But Security Experts Say Criminals Are Behind Data Breach

Yahoo has placed the blame on the massive data breach that it reported last week on state-sponsored hackers. However, experts claim that the attack was carried out by criminals that are not backed by any government.

Security September 28, 2016

Yahoo Data Breach Could Have Effects That Extend Beyond Emails, Experts Warn

The impact of the recent accounts theft involving millions of Yahoo users will eventually be felt in the future. The presence of stolen information in the darknet market will allow accessibility to related databases and services.

Security September 28, 2016

Senator Wants Yahoo Data Breach Investigated By SEC

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner wants the SEC to investigate Yahoo and its senior executives regarding how the massive data breach involving 500 million users was handled. The senator also wants a probe on whether Yahoo made an accurate representation of its IT systems' security.

Business Tech September 27, 2016

Twitter Takeover Could Be Worth As Much As $16 Billion: Sell Now Or Become Another Yahoo, Analysts Say

Twitter is considering selling and big names such as Google and Salesforce are purportedly interested in the social media platform. Insiders from Twitter said that the company expects $30 million from the deal, but it might need a reality check.

Apps/Software September 26, 2016

Many Questions Still Unanswered After Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach

Yahoo's recent report regarding a data breach, which information of more than 500 million accounts got stolen, has raised concerns from its userbase. And with the lack of specifics in its report, plenty of questions need to be answered.

Internet September 25, 2016

Yahoo Sued For Gross Negligence Over Massive Data Breach

Yahoo recently confirmed that more than 500 million users got their data compromised in a 2014 hack. This prompted some customers to sue the company, and class-action lawsuits seem to be just around the corner.

Business Tech September 24, 2016

Yahoo Data Breach: What We Know About The Massive Hacking Incident So Far

Yahoo confirmed that personal data of 500 million users including names, dates of birth and more were compromised in late 2014. The company described the hackers as a 'state-sponsored actor.'

Internet September 24, 2016

Security Breach On 500 Million User Accounts Confirmed: Here's What You Should Do Right Now If You Have A Yahoo Account

Yahoo has confirmed that it suffered from a massive security breach that exposed data of at least 500 million users. For people with Yahoo accounts, here are the things to do to protect yourself.

Security September 24, 2016

Yahoo Data Breach Is The Biggest In History: Hacker Named 'Peace' Selling Data Of 500 Million Yahoo Users On The Dark Web

Yahoo informs its userbase that at least 500 million Yahoo accounts are involved in a late 2014 hacking. The company believes that a 'state-sponsored' actor is responsible while the claims of the hacker named Peace still remain unverified.

Internet September 23, 2016

Yahoo Set To Confirm Massive Data Breach That Allegedly Exposed 200 Million Users: Report

Yahoo was under cyber-attack some time ago, and the company might confirm soon that it suffered a massive user data breach. The exposure of 200 million accounts from 2012 could impact the Yahoo-Verizon deal that is in the works.

Security September 22, 2016

Hulu Ends Free Service As It Integrates Its Programming With The Launch Of Yahoo View

Yahoo announced the launch of its new TV streaming service that includes a partnership with Hulu to provide viewers with its free programming.

Movies/TV Shows August 8, 2016

Upgraded Yahoo Messenger App Hits Mac And Windows: Revamped Design, New Features And More

Yahoo has pushed out the updated and revamped Yahoo Messenger desktop app for Windows and Mac PC users. The relaunched app boasts new tricks such as the ability to unsend a message or send GIFs and multiple photos.

Apps/Software July 28, 2016

Yahoo Ordered By Court To Explain How It Recovered Deleted Emails For A Drug Case

Drug traffickers deleted emails to hide their activities, but Yahoo was able to recover drafts from the email account. Now, a judge has ordered the company to explain how to rule out conspiracy theories.

Internet July 25, 2016

Verizon To Buy Yahoo In $4.8 Billion Acquisition

After months of speculating, the future of Yahoo Inc. has become clear, with Verizon announcing its acquisition of the firm for $4.83 billion in cash.

Business Tech July 25, 2016

Verizon Close To Buying Yahoo's Internet Assets In $5 Billion Deal

Verizon is rumored to purchase the search, content, mobile and advertising business of Yahoo, in an effort to compete with Google and Facebook in chasing ad-money. If the transaction is successful, Verizon will reach nearly $10 billion in expansion-driven investments.

Business Tech July 23, 2016

Is Yahoo Aware That The Photo On Its Saturn Story Is From 'Destiny'?

Yahoo News ran a story about a new discovery about Saturn's largest moon. However, the photo accompanying the story didn't come from NASA, but from the MMORPG video game 'Destiny.'

Video Games July 8, 2016

Yahoo Discontinues Old Messenger App, 'Yahoo Recommends'

Yahoo will be discontinuing its old Messenger desktop client in an effort to shift its focus on the newer version. The company will also discontinue Yahoo Recommends.

Apps/Software June 11, 2016

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