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Yahoo: 'State-sponsored' actors behind biggest data breach ever

Yahoo has said it believes "state-sponsored" actors were behind a massive data breach in 2013 that it only revealed today. The company said one billion user accounts could be affected. Customers have been advised to change all their passwords.

Yahoo reveals new hack, this time a billion-plus users

Washington - Yahoo said personal data from over a billion users was stolen in a hack dating back to 2013 -- twice as big as another breach disclosed just three months ago.

Yahoo: one billion user accounts were hacked in 2013

Sunnyvale - Internet giant Yahoo announced Wednesday that a 2013 hack by an unknown third party compromised the accounts of more than one billion users.

Yahoo reveals more details about massive hack

San Francisco - Yahoo provided more details on Wednesday about an epic hack of its services, including that the culprits may have planted software "cookies" for ongoing access to users' accounts.In revelations that could jeopardize the company's pending $4.

Yahoo says it didn't disable email forwarding to stop you leaving

Yahoo has turned back on email forwarding, a week after switching it off without warning. Some critics have suggested the company did it deliberately to stop customers leaving after it revealed 500 million customer accounts were accessed back in 2014.

Full extent of Yahoo attack revealed

Yahoo has finally revealed the extent of a "state-sponsored" hack. Back in 2014, hackers stole data relating to 500 million. This was probably the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.

Op-Ed: Yahoo is dead — The reasons behind the dinosaur's downfall

As the dinosaur's downfall seals the end of an era in the history of the Internet, the main question people are asking is "Why did Yahoo fail?" Theory and speculation are raging through the web, but let's give a look at the most reasonable ones.

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8 billion

In one of the biggest Internet company acquisitions in history, Verizon has bought Yahoo for $4.8 billion. The wireless provider will obtain all of Yahoo’s online search tools, content, and other digital properties.

Op-Ed: Court forces Google and Microsoft to ban pre-birth gender tests

The highest court in India has taken drastic action to stop big tech companies from allowing adverts for pre-birth gender tests to be shown to Indian Internet users.

Competition to buy Internet giant Yahoo starting to heat up

London - Talks are underway in London between potential bidders for venerable Internet giant Yahoo, led by England's Daily Mail newspaper and websites.

New job cuts expected by ailing tech giant Yahoo

Sunnyvale - Ailing Internet giant Yahoo could cut 15 percent of its workforce and close several business units in a cost-cutting move expected to be announced tomorrow.

Yahoo's new video app guides you from searching to streaming

Yahoo has announced a new video guide app for smartphones designed to cut down the time required to find a show to watch and start streaming it. Yahoo Video Guide can help you decide what to watch based on your mood.

Yahoo to spin off everything except its stake in Alibaba

Yahoo has changed its mind and will not spin off its stake in Alibaba. Instead, Yahoo will spin off its core Internet business.

Op-Ed: Stocks close lower on oil price concerns

It might also signal that workers are willing to demand higher wages before accepting a new job. Meanwhile, October was the third-strongest month for hires since the recession ended in 2009.

Op-Ed: Cheap oil sinking stock markets

Cheap oil has already affected global markets and economies in countless ways, from disrupting Venezuelan politics to sinking the Russian ruble and introducing the world to “low-flation.”

Yahoo's all-new Messenger app lets you like and unsend messages

Yahoo has launched a complete remake of its almost-forgotten messaging service, Messenger. The new-look app debuts online and on mobile devices today and includes some unique features that aren't available in rival apps.

Rise of the robotic journalist: Welcome to the future Special

For reporters on the business or sports beat, some stories can be boring, monotonous, and stressful all at once. The stories can seem rather…robotic. As well they might, because some stories are being written by robots.

Digicel wants Google to pay up or it will block its ads

A mobile carrier in Jamaica wants Google, Facebook and Yahoo to pay money or they will block their ads from being shown to its customers.

Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg dies suddenly

Famed Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg has died suddenly at the age of 47. Described by Mark Zuckerberg as "an amazing person," Goldberg was married to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and has long been a key player in Silicon Valley.

Microsoft's Bing is finally eating into Google into the U.S.

A market research firm has found Microsoft's Bing search engine powered more than 20 percent of U.S. searches for the first time in history last month, taking a large chunk out of Google's share. The story is rather different outside of the U.S. though.

Yahoo begins process of eradicating passwords

Yahoo has released a new system of logging in to Yahoo Mail that eliminates the need for remembering long, secure passwords. Instead, passwords are generated "on demand" when required at the time of login.

Trailer: 'Community' enters a new dean-mension

In just two weeks, the quirky comedy that could, 'Community,' will see its season-six debut on Yahoo. While details had been tightly under wraps, audiences can now get an idea of what to expect.

Are social media-driven sites a failing fad? Special

Some computer gurus tell us that social media participation is declining from “participation plateau,” caused by too many demands on time, yet as some sites see numbers reduced, there is more to social media activity than what those numbers show.

'Community' to return on March 17

'Community' has finally reached its fabled six seasons (now all it needs is a movie) and will see its season premiere on March 17 exclusively on Yahoo.

Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox search engine

Yahoo is set to replace Google as the default search engine on the Mozilla Firefox browser. The deal, announced by Yahoo, will end the 10 year partnership between Mozilla and Google.

Microsoft, Yahoo pitch to replace Google as iPhone search engine

Last week, Yahoo and Mozilla announced a new partnership that would place Yahoo's search engine as the default in Mozilla's Firefox browser instead of Google's.

Video: Carjacker tries to steal car from the wrong woman

Manchester - We've all heard the tired cliché that "crime doesn't pay," but this is especially true in the case of one thug who tried to pull off a carjacking when Deborah Smythe, 52, briefly hopped out of her Audi Q3 to open a gate at work and he hopped in.

Yahoo kills oldest product after 20 years

Internet giant Yahoo, in the midst of shutting down a number of products and focusing on building up others, says the company axe will fall on its oldest service.

U.S. threatened Yahoo with $250K daily fine over NSA data refusal

The United States government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000 daily fine for the Internet giant's refusal to hand over user data to the National Security Agency.

Officer charged after police dog dies in hot car

Mills - A police officer in Wyoming pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge amidst allegations that a police dog perished after he left it in a hot patrol car for hours.
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