Yahoo agrees to pay $50M in damages for biggest-ever data breach

Yahoo has agreed to pay $50M in damages for a huge security breach in 2013 that hit all three billion of its user accounts. If the settlement is approved by a court next month, affected U.S. users can claim a portion of the funds.

Garbage to gold: How Yahoo unethically sells your spam email

Think you’re safe from Yahoo’s unethical data mining practices because it’s not your primary email account? As it turns out, Yahoo knows you use it for spam -- and it's turning a quick buck on your junk mail anyways.

If you’re still using Yahoo email, it’s still spying on you

Yahoo Mail might be far from the popular email client it was in the past, but the company is still scanning the content of users' emails in an effort to sell more targeted advertisements.

Yahoo Messenger will soon die as Squirrel lives on in its wake

Yahoo Messenger will shut down for good in mid-July, ending all instant messaging services for mobile and web clients. Its closure brings an end to more than 20 years of chatting history.
Emerging Tech

Exploding phones, data breaches, and other tech scandals that shook the world

The tech industry isn't immune to controversy or scandal. But what are the biggest scandals to have shaped the history of high tech as we know it? Here are seven of the most infamous.

Yahoo Mail is about to make RSVPing to an event a whole lot easier

Yahoo announced a slew of updates to Yahoo Mail that includes not only new features but also a ton of performance improvements. New features include the likes of Photo Themes, allowing you to customize your inbox.

Yahoo Mail makes it easier for online shoppers to find the best deals

Yahoo is updating Yahoo Mail with a few new features that should help online shoppers find the best deals and save cash while they shop. Notably, Yahoo is partnering with startups like ShopRunner and Earny for the new features.
Home Theater

Verizon will help you watch the NFL … even if you’re not a Verizon customer

Football fan? Verizon just announced a $2 billion deal with the NFL that'll bring live game streams to the Yahoo Sports app for everyone to enjoy -- even if you're not a Verizon subscriber.

Firefox reverts to Google search engine, ending deal with Yahoo

As of the Firefox Quantum update, Google is once again the web browser's default search engine, as Mozilla ducks out of its five-year deal with Yahoo two years before it was due to expire.

Be ready to roll on Black Friday with Yahoo Mail’s handy coupon list

Yahoo Mail is making Black Friday shopping a little easier. How? By pulling all those emailed coupons into a list that you can go through. It even lets you set reminders for when coupons expire.

Compuserve forums set to close after two decades of service

As part of the AOL, Yahoo collective known as Oath, the long-running Compuserve forums are going to be closed down in mid-December. Fans are devastated, with many now looking to find a new home for their communities.

Yahoo’s 2013 data breach is worse than believed — 3 billion users were affected

Yahoo's new parent company, Verizon, has confirmed that all Yahoo accounts were compromised in a 2013 hack. That's 3 billion users, making it the largest data breach in history. 

Yahoo retires cult favorite News Digest app in favor of Newsroom

Days after Verizon completed its purchase of Yahoo, the search giant is shuttering News Digest -- a news reading app with a refreshingly light and streamlined focus. Users are being encouraged to download Newsroom instead.
Home Theater

Verizon CEO confirms it is preparing its own live-TV streaming service

Verizon is planning to use its acquisition of Yahoo and AOL -- and the nearly 1.3 billion users that come with them -- to launch its own live-TV streaming service, just in case you wanted yet another option.

Trends with Benefits: Does the Yahoo data breach mean Russia knows your Final Four picks?

While all the news surrounding the breach of 500 million Yahoo accounts is about Russian hackers, we want to know if Yahoo Fantasy Sports is secure. Is your bracket safe? How about your Fantasy Football league?

U.S. Justice Department charges two Russian spies and two hackers in Yahoo breach

The U.S. Department of Justice is planning to charges four Russians -- two government spies and two hackers for hire -- for allegedly hacking Yahoo in 2014 and compromising more than 500 million accounts.

Yahoo’s new chatbot Captain will help chart a course for your busy life

Joining the ever-growing ranks of Yahoo's bots is Captain, described as "a bot assistant that helps manage lists and reminders for you and your family via text message." It'll be your supremely organized imaginary best friend.
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Verizon to stick with Yahoo! purchase, but at new scratch-and-dent price

Plus: Samsung looks to refurbish the infamous Galaxy Note 7 phones for resale, and WhatsApp wants to know your status.