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Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017

Yahoo sells core business to Verizon, renames itself Altaba

Yahoo sells core business to Verizon, renames itself Altaba

Yahoo has announced the completion of a sale of its core Internet businesses to Verizon for an estimated US$4.83 billion (~S$6.92 billion). The remaining unsold parts of Yahoo will become a new investment company known as Altaba and company CEO Marissa Mayer will step down.

Saturday, 24 Dec 2016

Over 1 billion Yahoo accounts compromised; have you changed your password yet?

Over 1 billion Yahoo accounts compromised; have you changed your password yet?

Yahoo users, it's time to change your passwords again. The beleaguered company just announced that over a billion account has been compromised in a breach that occurred in August 2013.

Thursday, 6 Oct 2016

Rumor: Yahoo has been scanning emails for US intelligence agencies (Updated)

Rumor: Yahoo has been scanning emails for US intelligence agencies (Updated)

According to an incriminating report by Reuters, Yahoo has built software that scans its users’ emails for the US intelligence services. The company complied with several intelligence agencies’ request for scanning all incoming emails.

Sunday, 25 Sep 2016

Yahoo confirms 500 million user accounts have been breached

Yahoo confirms 500 million user accounts have been breached

If you've a Yahoo account, you need to change your password...like right now.

Monday, 25 Jul 2016

Verizon is paying US$4.8 billion to acquire Yahoo’s core business

Verizon is paying US$4.8 billion to acquire Yahoo’s core business

Verizon has cut a deal with Yahoo's board to acquire the internet company's core business for US$4.8 billion, marking the end of Yahoo's days as an independent company.

Thursday, 14 Jul 2016

Yahoo uses bots to bring the latest news, weather and more to Facebook Messenger

Yahoo uses bots to bring the latest news, weather and more to Facebook Messenger

Yahoo is bringing four new chat bots to Facebook Messenger, including ones for news, weather, finance, and even a virtual pet monkey that can swap emojis with you.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

PSA: Huge data breach of millions of Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail accounts (Updated)

PSA: Huge data breach of millions of Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail accounts (Updated)

In what is one of the biggest data breaches in history, millions of Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail accounts have been compromised with usernames and passwords currently being sold in the Russian criminal underworld. Yep, you should probably change your password.

Thursday, 3 Dec 2015

Yahoo is up for sale and potential buyers are coming forward

Yahoo is up for sale and potential buyers are coming forward

The Internet portal and search engine is looking for new suitors, after failing to gain profit. And the list of potential buyers is partially out.

Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015

Have you visited Yahoo lately? You could have been hacked

Have you visited Yahoo lately? You could have been hacked

Have you visited Yahoo lately? Beware, because the company's ad network has been used by hackers to send malicious code to computers that have visited Yahoo's portal since July 28.

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014

Yahoo to be Firefox's default search engine

Yahoo to be Firefox's default search engine

Google has been Firefox's default search engine since 2004, but things are set to change soon. Mozilla and Yahoo have just announced that Yahoo will be Firefox's default search engine for the next five years.

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