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Yahoo ‘secretly scanned emails for US authorities’

October 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Yahoo secretly scanned millions of its users’ email accounts on behalf of the US government, according to a report. Reuters news agency says the firm built special software last year to comply with a classified request. “Yahoo is a law abiding company, and complies with the laws of the United States,” the tech firm said […]

Yahoo ‘state’ hackers stole data from 500 million users

September 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Yahoo says “state-sponsored” hackers stole information from about 500 million users 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”. The hack took place in 2014 but has only now been made public. […]

Yahoo probes possible huge data breach

August 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Yahoo is investigating claims the hacker linked to “mega-breaches” at MySpace and LinkedIn has posted details of 200 million Yahoo accounts to a marketplace on the dark web. Usernames, passwords and dates of birth are being offered for sale for three bitcoins (£1,360). Using the name Peace, the hacker said the data was “most likely” […]

Verizon ‘agrees $5bn Yahoo deal’

July 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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US telecoms giant Verizon Communications is to buy Yahoo’s search and advertising operations for $5bn (£3.8bn), according to media reports. The two firms were reported on Friday to be in exclusive talks over a possible deal. US internet firm Yahoo announced in February that it was looking at “strategic alternatives” for its core internet business. […]

Warren Buffett ‘joins bid for Yahoo’

May 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Legendary investor Warren Buffett is backing a consortium bidding for Yahoo’s core internet assets, according to reports. The head of Berkshire Hathaway is among a group that includes Dan Gilbert, the billionaire founder of Quicken Loans. US news reports and the Financial Times said Mr Buffett co-signed a letter from the group and pledged money […]

Yahoo: Why would Daily Mail or anyone else buy net firm?

April 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Recently, there have been more stories about Yahoo shutting bits of its business than celebrating successes. The firm’s own internet services are now valued to be worth a fraction of its stake in the e-commerce giant Alibaba. So, after the US tax authorities effectively blocked Yahoo’s sales of shares in the Chinese business, chief executive […]

Daily Mail owner considering Yahoo bid

April 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The owner of the Daily Mail newspaper is considering a bid for the struggling US internet company Yahoo. A spokesman told the AP news agency that discussions were “at a very early stage” and there was no certainty a deal would take place. The Wall Street Journal, where it was first reported, said the Daily […]

XSS bug in Yahoo Mail could have let attackers take over email accounts

January 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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One minute, your Yahoo account is nice and calm. And it utterly lacks a signature. Then out of the blue, you get a mysterious message in your inbox, and all hell breaks loose. You open it, and you find that somebody – or something – has enabled the email signature, entered some wacky text about something […]

Yahoo settles class action suit over scanning email for ad targeting

January 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Yahoo has settled a class action lawsuit over automatically scanning email sent by non-Yahoo Mail customers – including attachments – without consent, in order to deliver targeted ads to Mail users. The upshot: Yahoo’s going to keep scanning email, but it’s tweaking the timing so that it scans only after the email has reached a […]

Tablet of the Year: Microsoft Surface Pro 4

December 17th, 2015 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »
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Remember when tablets were supposed to replace our laptops? Well it turns out that, instead of replacing our laptops, tablets are actually becoming more like them. And the perfect example of this trend is our tablet of the year winner: Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4. Previous generations of Microsoft’s Surface Pro left much to be desired. […]

Microsoft just beat Apple to the punch in a big way

December 10th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Cortana, the digital personal assistant that comes with each and every copy of Windows 10, is now available for Apple iOS, Android, and Cyanogen OS devices.  The news was announced on stage Wednesday at Business Insider Ignition conference in New York City. The idea, Microsoft says, is to turn every phone into a Windows 10 […]

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