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Your privacy at risk: Verizon reportedly close to purchasing Yahoo’s Internet business

Your privacy at risk: Verizon reportedly close to purchasing Yahoo’s Internet business Now, there’s talk that Verizon and Yahoo are close to a deal for the company’s core Internet properties.Bloomberg reports that Verizon is buying Yahoo’s core Internet business and its real estate holdings for an estimated $5 billion.

Did Yahoo ever have a chance?

Did Yahoo ever have a chance? On this week’s episode of MashTalk, Lance, Pete and I discuss everything happening in the world of tech.After a brief update on Pokémon Go tactics (1:02), we discuss Apple (3:30) and its latest earnings.

Media.Net, which powers Bing/Yahoo contextual ads program, acquired by Chinese group for $900 million

Media.Net, which powers Bing/Yahoo contextual ads program, acquired by Chinese group for $900 million The group is led by the Chairman of Beijing Miteno Communication Technology Company, a provider of cellular towers.Bloomberg also reports that Miteno “has been ‘moving aggressively’ into mobile advertising and hoped to accelerate the transition through an acquisition.

Yahoo confirms massive attack hit 500 million users, blames state-sponsored hackers

Yahoo confirms massive attack hit 500 million users, blames state-sponsored hackers The company has now revealed that it had 500 million accounts stolen (previous reports pegged the number at 200 million) and that state actors may have been responsible.Motherboard first took note of a sale of 200 million accounts in August, and the low price of $2,000 seems to imply that the information may be incorrect.

Yahoo's data hack nightmare ntinues

Yahoo's data hack nightmare ntinues Now, The Privacy Commissioner has confirmed it is monitoring the situation, with Commissioner John Edwards saying the hack exemplifies the international nature of privacy.The Yahoo hack included names, email addresses and security questions and answers used to reset passwords.

Yahoo! breach news is shocking but not surprising - what to do now?

Yahoo! breach news is shocking but not surprising - what to do now? ·       State sponsored actors are buying up enormous amounts of stolen identity and account data for intelligence purposes (See Where has all the Stolen Data Gone ) in order to steal information and assets from companies in the U.In our last blog, we summarised our bottom-line recommendation that organisations REDUCE reliance on STATIC data, such as the data compromised in the Yahoo!

Spark says 130,000 Xtra customers affected by Yahoo data breach

Spark says 130,000 Xtra customers affected by Yahoo data breach Last week Yahoo announced that it was the victim of a major data breach in November 2014, with some claiming it's the biggest hack in history.The company has been notifying all affected customers, asking that they all change their passwords.

Yahoo data breach: Gemalto, Digital Shadows and TeleSign experts chime in

Yahoo data breach: Gemalto, Digital Shadows and TeleSign experts chime in As the Yahoo data breach continues to sort itself out, some big names in IT are speaking out about the entire ordeal.With 500 million accounts breached, it far exceeds MySpace's 427 million account breach, AliExpress's 300 million breach and Adobe's 152 million account breach.

Yahoo hack analysis shows little evidence of foreign involvement

Yahoo hack analysis shows little evidence of foreign involvement Last week, Yahoo owned up to the largest hack known to have occurred in computing history.At the time, Yahoo claimed that the hack was the work of state-sponsored actors — but independent analysts working on analyzing the hack have begun pushing back that assessment, while current and former Yahoo employees say security was a distant priority at Yahoo.

From civil liberties champion to turncoat: Yahoo built specialized software to spy on users for the NSA

From civil liberties champion to turncoat: Yahoo built specialized software to spy on users for the NSA Ever since the Snowden leaks in 2013, there’s been an ongoing debate over the nature of state surveillance.If a new report from Reuters is accurate, the Yahoo that went to bat to defend its users is a dim and distant memory today.

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy On March 31, 2015 Yahoo applied for a patent with implications that would make the Stasi sit up and cheer.But there could be, if you and everyone else would just surrender all your personal information forever.