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Verizon weighing options regarding Yahoo! buyout after hack incident 2:09

Also today: Google gets out their political microscope and a DT staffer wades into the belly of the tech toy beast to hunt down a battery in bustling Shenzhen, China.
Business

Yahoo’s data breach has Verizon feeling buyer’s remorse, may withdraw acquisition

Yahoo disclosed it discovered a data breach from 2014 that affected 500 million accounts. Verizon thinks that could affect its $4.83 billion deal to acquire the company. Verizon is waiting for Yahoo to finish its investigation into the…
Web

Yahoo is making it harder for users to leave by disabling email forwarding

Concerned by Yahoo's historic data breach that affected some 500 million user accounts? Did you want to do something about it? Well, "too bad" appears to be the message Yahoo is sending to its users.
Web

Yahoo responds to allegations that it scanned emails for U.S. spy agencies

It hasn't been a great month for Yahoo. First we hear about a big data breach in 2014, and now apparently Yahoo secretly spied on millions of Yahoo Mail users, searching their incoming emails on behalf of U.S. spy agencies.
Computing

Tech giants distance themselves from Yahoo-style surveillance allegations

Following the explosive report on Yahoo's mass surveillance collaboration with the NSA, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft have all released statements denying that they’ve ever carried out any similar sorts of surveillance.
Mobile

Yahoo’s new Newsroom social app is ‘Reddit for the masses,’ exec says

Yahoo is getting social, and its vehicle? A new news-centric app called Yahoo Newsroom. The new app hopes to make it "easier to discover content relevant to you, and to participate in conversations around issues you are passionate…
Computing

Yahoo is open sourcing its deep learning model to identify pornography

On Friday, Yahoo engineers published a blog post announcing the release of the company's "deep learning model that will allow developers to experiment with a classifier for NSFW detection
Web

Confirmed: A hacker accessed records of more than 500 million Yahoo accounts

Yahoo on Thursday confirmed a major security breach of its user database. It said more than 500 million accounts were compromised by a "state-sponsored actor."
Mobile

Looking for MLB live-streams? Yahoo’s redesigned Sports app has you covered

Yahoo Sports has completely redesigned its mobile app for iOS and Android. The app now offers a personalized guide to Major League Baseball (MLB) live-streams, and also hosts selected MLB streams itself.
Movies & TV

Hulu to drop free tier in next few weeks, become paid-only streaming service

Hulu has announced plans to drop its ad-free tier in the next few weeks, but will continue making shows available for free via a new ad-supported partnership with Yahoo called Yahoo View.
Computing

New Yahoo algorithm can spot online abuse in context, not just content

Spotting online abuse just got a lot easier, and it's all thanks to Yahoo's new method to detect hate speech in online user comments. The new Yahoo algorithm has the capacity to spot abusive messages with around a 90 percent accuracy rate.
Web

The ‘new and Improved’ Yahoo Messenger desktop app is finally here

Still using Yahoo Messenger for your messaging needs? You may be part of a dying breed, but Yahoo's still got your back. Meet the redesigned Yahoo Messenger desktop app, complete with a number of new features.