Tag: Yahoo

Yahoo Has A New Messaging App Called ‘Squirrel,’ And It’s Invite-Only

Yahoo’s new messaging app is called Squirrel, and it features invitation-only conversations. Does it stand a chance in a market already crowded with messaging platforms?

Apps/Software May 10, 2018

Mozilla And Oath Headed To Court Over Firefox Default Search Engine Switch From Yahoo To Google

Mozilla decided to walk away from a contract with Yahoo and switch the Firefox default search engine to Google. The move triggered a lawsuit from Oath, which now includes Yahoo, with Mozilla firing back with a complaint of its own.

Business Tech December 6, 2017

Tumblr CEO David Karp Is Stepping Down After 11 Years

As Tumblr struggles to catch up to competing social media platforms, CEO David Karp has announced that he’s leaving the company. Karp’s departure marks the end of an 11-year stint that helped shaped the blogging culture.

Internet November 28, 2017

Every Single Yahoo Account Hacked In 2013 Security Breach: Here's What You Should Do

An August 2013 Yahoo security breach, which was said to have exposed 1 billion users, is now believed to have compromised all 3 billion Yahoo accounts at the time. If you think you are affected, here's what you should do.

Security October 4, 2017

It's Official: Verizon Purchases Yahoo For $4.5 Billion, Marissa Mayer Resigns From The Company

After months of negotiations, Verizon has completed its purchase of Yahoo. The wireless cell phone carrier purchased Yahoo for $4.5 billion, with plans to include it as part of its Oath brand.

Business Tech June 13, 2017

Verizon Acquires Yahoo And Plans To Cut 2,000 Jobs

Yahoo has finalized the sale of its assets to Verizon which could result in the loss of 15 percent of its workforce. Verizon intends to use Yahoo and AOL to create a new company known as Oath.

Business Tech June 8, 2017

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Will Not Join Oath After Verizon Acquisition, But She Will Be $186 Million Richer

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will make her departure in June, as she was not tapped to join the executive team of Oath. Mayer, however, will make $186 million upon the completion of Yahoo's sale to Verizon.

Business Tech April 25, 2017

Verizon Takes An 'Oath' For Yahoo-AOL Merger, Internet Explodes With Funny Comments

The whole internet was shaken when Verizon announced its acquisition of Yahoo. Now the internet universe is once more in frenzy, and this time, it's over the merged Yahoo and AOL divisions' name Oath.

Internet April 5, 2017

Yahoo, AOL To Merge Into New Company Named 'Oath' After Verizon Acquisition

After the completion of the acquisition by Verizon, Yahoo and AOL will merge to form a new company named Oath. The name, first reported by Business Insider, was later confirmed by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong.

Business Tech April 3, 2017

4 Hackers To Be Charged For Yahoo Data Breaches, Report Claims: Are They Connected To Russia?

The Department of Justice is accusing four people of being participants in the hacking attacks launched against Yahoo. The data breaches, which affected over a billion users, were previously claimed to be connected with the Russian government.

Security March 15, 2017

Marissa Mayer Out, Thomas McInerney In As Yahoo CEO After Verizon Acquisition

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer is being replaced by Thomas McInerney, a member of the Yahoo board of directors since 2012, after Yahoo sold its digital services to Verizon. The latter acquired Yahoo in a mega-deal worth $4.8 billion.

Business Tech March 15, 2017

Stop Reusing Or Rotating Passwords, They Are Easy To Crack

Data scientists found that reusing passwords leaves the user vulnerable to hacking. They also revealed that even the most complex passwords of 10 characters can be compromised in a month using hacking programs.

Security March 14, 2017

Yahoo Security Breach: CEO Marissa Mayer Takes Some Responsibility, But Who's Really Taking The Fall?

As the investigation into the massive Yahoo data breach wrapped up, CEO Marissa Mayer took some responsibility for the mishap and docked her pay. This has stirred further controversy, as it's seen as a thin gesture while someone else takes the real fall as the scapegoat.

Business Tech March 2, 2017

Marissa Mayer Wants To Redistribute Annual Bonus To Yahoo Employees Due To Breaches: A Look At The Hacks

After Yahoo's data breaches, CEO Marissa Mayer is forgoing her annual bonus and equity stock grant, saying that she wants them redistributed to the company's employees.

Business Tech March 2, 2017

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 February 21, 2017

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

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

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