Online security is getting worse
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Thursday, 30 March 2017 11:48

Online security is getting worse


IBM warning


Biggish Blue has issued a warning about the poor state of online security and claimed that things are getting worse.

Verizon reduces Yahoo acquisition price by $350 million
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Yahoo agrees to pay half of all costs for non-SEC investigations


When Verizon announced that it wanted to buy Yahoo back in July 2016 for a large price of $4.83 billion, no one expected the delays that would result from the latter’s two undisclosed data breaches and consumer backlash for building tools that help the government spy on civilian emails.

Verizon's Yahoo acquisition is delayed
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Monday, 23 January 2017 23:25

Verizon's Yahoo acquisition is delayed


Yahoo's cost structure remains at lowest in decade


Earlier in July, Verizon announced that it wanted to buy Yahoo and that would close by the first quarter of 2017. Now, reports are saying that the deal is taking a bit longer than expected and will close by the second quarter of the year.

Google might buy Facebook
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Sunday, 04 December 2016 01:34

Google might buy Facebook

It's entirely feasible

The word on the information strasse is that Google wants to buy Facebook. It is entirely speculative, but could have legs.

AOL lays off 500 employees in regrowth strategy
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Thursday, 17 November 2016 17:55

AOL lays off 500 employees in regrowth strategy


Cuts will happen in corporate units

On Thursday, AOL said it will be laying off five percent of its staff with nearly 500 employees expected to lose their jobs as part of a regrowth strategy for its mobile and video businesses.

Yahoo develops AI anti-porn technology
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Monday, 03 October 2016 15:06

Yahoo develops AI anti-porn technology


Skynet gets Smut algorithm

Troubled search engine outfit Yahoo has been spending its money developing an algorithm which can spot porn at 20 paces.

Yahoo claims 500 million passwords, account data compromised
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Advises users to change passwords


Over the course of 2014, an unpublicized breach occurred on Yahoo’s servers containing personal information and unencrypted passwords from over 500 million user accounts. The company is now reporting the breach, while the FBI closely investigates the claims.

Yahoo investigates mega breaches
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Friday, 05 August 2016 11:37

Yahoo investigates mega breaches


All your details belong to hackers

Yahoo says that it is investigating claims that its MySpace and LinkedIn sites suffered from megabreaches and details from 200 million Yahoo accounts were posted to a dark web site.

Yahoo decimates staff
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Thursday, 07 January 2016 10:41

Yahoo decimates staff


Ten percent to be fired 

Troubled search engine Yahoo is following the Ancient Roman practice of decimating its legions for poor performance.

Tech leaders will be jailed for reporting UK spying
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Two years in prison

The UK government is threatening to jail leaders of tech companies who warn their customers that they have been victims of government spying.