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Yahoo Agrees to Settlement Following Massive 2013 Data Breach, Including $50M Fund for Victims

Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:22 am PDT by
The data breach that affected all 3 billion Yahoo accounts beginning in 2013 is getting a bit of closure this week, with a settlement agreement between Yahoo and the Northern District Court of California (via Engadget). In the settlement, Yahoo has agreed to put $50 million into a fund for victims of the breach, provide two years of credit monitoring from AllClear, and a few other benefits for...

Yahoo Debuts New 'Yahoo Together' Group Messaging App

Thursday October 4, 2018 6:05 am PDT by
Yahoo today announced the launch of a new group messaging app that it's calling Yahoo Together, which features built-in organization and smart tools to make it easier to streamline conversations about different topics. Yahoo Together supports different groups, such as family, friends, book clubs, etc., with conversations able to be split up by topic. According to Yahoo, this is designed to...
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Yahoo Mail Debuts New Mobile Web Service for iOS and Android Smartphones

Tuesday June 19, 2018 7:01 am PDT by
Yahoo today announced the launch of a new Yahoo Mail website optimized for mobile devices, allowing users to access their inboxes without having to download an app on their iPhone or Android smartphone (via TechCrunch). On the website for the new mobile web experience, Yahoo says that its users will have access to swipe gestures to easily mark messages as read or delete them completely,...
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Yahoo Messenger Will Be Discontinued on July 17, 2018 After 20 Years of Service

Friday June 8, 2018 6:29 am PDT by
Yahoo today announced that its Yahoo Messenger service will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018, encompassing the closure of apps for iOS and Android and any web browser clients (via TechCrunch). The service will function normally until then, and after that date users will no longer be able to access their chats and the Messenger service as a whole will be shut down. The company...
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Yahoo Testing Invite-Only Group Messaging App 'Squirrel' on iOS and Android

Wednesday May 9, 2018 5:48 am PDT by
Yahoo this week began testing a new messaging app on iOS and Android called "Squirrel," aimed at organizing private group chats with friends, family members, and work acquaintances. The app's main feature is that group access is private and people can only be added through invitation links (via TechCrunch). Squirrel looks visually similar to apps like Slack and Discord, offering groups access...

Verizon Says All 3 Billion Yahoo Accounts Were Compromised in 2013 Attack

Tuesday October 3, 2017 2:19 pm PDT by
Yahoo's massive data breach that occurred in August of 2013 affected all three billion Yahoo accounts that existed at the time, Yahoo parent company Verizon disclosed today in a statement on, the website for the brand that now encompasses both AOL and Yahoo. Previously, Yahoo said the hack affected 1 billion accounts, or a third of all accounts at the time. Verizon now says new...

Judge Rules That Yahoo Data Breach Victims Have Right to Sue Company

Friday September 1, 2017 6:19 am PDT by
Several months after Yahoo warned users of a third data breach that occurred between 2015 and 2016, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California has said that breach victims now have the right to sue the company, allowing them to pursue breach of contract and unfair competition claims (via Reuters). Previously, Yahoo argued that these individuals lacked grounds to sue the company, but Koh ...
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Yahoo Warns Users of Third Data Breach As Verizon Closes in on Revised Deal

Thursday February 16, 2017 12:34 am PST by
Yahoo has issued a new warning to account holders about malicious hacks linked to a third data breach that the company disclosed late last year. The warning relates to more recent malicious activity targeting accounts between 2015 and 2016, most likely perpetrated by a "state actor", according to Yahoo. Specifically, the hacks are said to have been achieved by using "forged" cookies – the...

Yahoo Under SEC Investigation for Not Disclosing Massive Data Breach Sooner

Monday January 23, 2017 12:12 am PST by
Yahoo is under investigation from the Securities and Exchange Commission over its failure to disclose its massive data breaches sooner, according to The Wall Street Journal. In September 2016, the internet company revealed that an unidentified hacker had stolen the personal data of "at least" 500 million users. Then last month, the internet company admitted that over one billion Yahoo user...

Yahoo Discloses Second Major Hack, More Than 1 Billion Accounts Compromised

Wednesday December 14, 2016 1:18 pm PST by
Yahoo today announced that it believes more than one billion Yahoo user accounts were compromised in a hack by an unauthorized third party in August of 2013. Information stolen from affected accounts includes names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, hashed passwords, and both encrypted and unencrypted security questions and answers. Clear text passwords, bank account...

New Filing Confirms Yahoo Was Aware of Large-Scale Email Hack in 2014

Friday November 11, 2016 5:20 am PST by
In September, Yahoo confirmed that at least 500 million of its users' accounts had been compromised during an attack in late 2014. Now, in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it was revealed that the company knew about the hack when it originally happened in 2014, but waited two years to divulge it to the public (via TechCrunch) Describing the investigation, the new...
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Yahoo Mail Users Trying to Leave Service Faced With 'Temporarily Disabled' Email Forwarding [Update: Re-enabled]

Tuesday October 11, 2016 5:45 am PDT by
In the midst of stories surrounding the hacking of at least 500 million Yahoo user accounts and the secretive scanning of private emails at the behest of the government, Yahoo Mail users are now finding it difficult to leave the service after the company "temporarily disabled" email forwarding earlier in the month. According to several users speaking to The Associated Press, the ability to more...

Yahoo Adapted Email-Scanning Spam Filter to Satisfy 'Secret Court Order' Related to Terrorist Hunt

Thursday October 6, 2016 9:03 am PDT by
Following a report yesterday that cited three former Yahoo employees who claimed the company built a program to scan every customer's email for specific information at the order of the United States government, new pieces of information have surfaced in a separate article from The New York Times. Specifically, anonymous sources close to the matter said that Yahoo built the program by adapting a...

Yahoo Secretly Scanned Millions of Customer Emails for U.S. Authorities [Updated]

Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:57 am PDT by
Yahoo secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information at the behest of U.S. intelligence authorities, according to people familiar with the matter. Reuters spoke to three former Yahoo employees who revealed the existence of the custom code, apparently written in compliance with a classified U.S. government demand. The program...
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'Yahoo Newsroom' App Launches With Curated Stories, Social Features, and More

Tuesday October 4, 2016 8:11 am PDT by
Yahoo today announced the rebranding of its core mobile app to "Yahoo Newsroom," where users can engage in conversations and social interactions about news relevant to their interests. The app makes it easy to discover new and breaking stories through a range of topics the company is referring to as "Vibes." Yahoo describes each Vibe as a "forum where you read, react, and debate topics that you...

At Least 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Hacked in Late 2014

Thursday September 22, 2016 12:02 pm PDT by
Yahoo today confirmed that "at least" 500 million Yahoo accounts were compromised in an attack in late 2014, leaking customer information like names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birthdates, hashed passwords, and both encrypted and unencrypted security questions and answers. Yahoo does not believe unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information was accessed, as...
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'Yahoo View' App Debuts With Hulu Content Amid 'Massive Data Breach' of Yahoo Services

Thursday September 22, 2016 5:11 am PDT by
Earlier in August, Hulu announced that the company would be moving to a subscription-only model, gradually phasing out its free tier -- which let users watch the most recent episodes of shows after they aired live on TV -- over the subsequent weeks. Thanks to a partnership with Yahoo, Hulu's free service continues in a website and, recently launched by the company, a free iOS app called "Yahoo...
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Hulu Goes Exclusively Subscription-Based as Free Streaming Moves to 'Yahoo View'

Monday August 8, 2016 9:11 am PDT by
Hulu today announced that the company is ending the free, ad-supported tier of its streaming service and focusing on an all-subscription model that will more closely align it to rivals Netflix and Amazon Prime (via Variety). Hulu's free service -- which let users watch the most recent episodes of shows after they aired live on TV -- will still continue, but is being transitioned to a new platform ...
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New Yahoo Mail App Launches With Design Overhaul, Smarter Searches and Multiple Inboxes

Thursday October 15, 2015 9:27 am PDT by
With the 18th anniversary of Yahoo Mail hitting this month, the company today launched an all-new mail client for its popular service, debuting on both iOS and Android platforms. Most notably, the new Yahoo Mail app will let users combine accounts from services like Outlook, AOL Mail, and Hotmail all under the same roof, which even extends to the Yahoo Mail experience on the desktop. "Email is ...

Job Listings Spark Speculation of Unlikely Full-Fledged Apple Search Engine

Wednesday February 4, 2015 6:03 am PST by
Apple on Monday posted a listing to its Jobs at Apple page describing an Engineering Project Manager position for "Apple Search," sparking speculation the company could be working on a full-fledged search engine for use on OS X and iOS platforms. As first highlighted by Cult of Mac, the most recent position would be based in San Francisco and asks for applicants who are "technical, driven and...