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Attack on Yahoo hit 500 million users

Yahoo says hackers stole information from about 500 million users in 2014 in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history. The breach included swathes of personal information including names and emails as well as “unencrypted security questions and answers”. It did not include any credit card data, the site said, adding it believed the attack was ... Read More »

Verizon to announce $5 bn deal to buy Yahoo today: source

Verizon Communications Inc will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. The announcement will come before the start of New York trading hours, the source added. The deal will end months of uncertainty about Yahoo’s future after the company announced plans to review strategic alternatives in ... Read More »

Gmail for Android can now put your every email in one place

Global search engine giant Google has updated its Gmail for Android mobile application to include a new feature that will be particularly useful for those working around with multiple email accounts. As part of its latest update, Google has added a new ‘All Inboxes’ option to Gmail for Android that will essentially put your every email in one place saving ... Read More »

Yahoo sees ‘end to end’ email encryption by year-end

Yahoo said Sunday it plans to introduce “end to end encryption” for email this year to boost privacy protection for users concerned about snooping from governments or hackers. The Internet giant demonstrated new security and safety features for its email service at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, ramping up efforts to boost privacy since the 2013 revelations ... Read More »

Google Yahoo offer online tools to keep address books current

Google and Yahoo are both embracing the card format to help people better organize the contact information they store online. Google is updating Contacts, which functions as an address book for communication software like Gmail and Hangouts. The revamped Contacts, available in a preview version, will make it easier to keep track of a person’s contacts by pooling information stored ... Read More »

Apple, Google, Yahoo and Facebook Inc deny granting govt ‘direct access’ to servers

Major tech companies including Apple, Google, Yahoo and Facebook Inc on Thursday said they do not provide any government agency with “direct access” to their servers, contradicting a Washington Post report that they have granted such access under a classified data collection program. The newspaper reported that the US National Security Agency and the FBI are “tapping directly into the ... Read More »

With Axis, Yahoo wades into the browser wars

Axis, from Yahoo, is available as a plug-in for most browsers and as an app on Apple iOS devices. Look out, Mozilla: Yahoo is wading into the browser wars. In a press release today, Yahoo reps took the wraps off Axis, essentially a browser “skin,” which drapes a proprietary features over your current browser. Axis is heavily visually oriented: search results crop up ... Read More »