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AOL and Yahoo, once-pioneering tech platforms, are being sold in a $5 billion deal
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AOL and Yahoo, once-pioneering tech platforms, are being sold in a $5 billion deal

Verizon spent about $9 billion buying AOL and Yahoo over two years starting in 2015.

Yahoo Answers is shutting down and all its archives will be wiped off on 4 May
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Yahoo Answers is shutting down and all its archives will be wiped off on 4 May

Questions and answers on Yahoo Answers will be halted on 20 April, and will be wiped off the internet on 4 May.

Yahoo's Group activity to be distributed via emails starting from 14 December
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Yahoo's Group activity to be distributed via emails starting from 14 December

Launched back in 2001, Yahoo Groups had become a home for specialist communities until the social media boom happened.

Former Yahoo engineer admits hacking accounts of 6,000 users searching sexual images
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Former Yahoo engineer admits hacking accounts of 6,000 users searching sexual images

He reportedly mostly targeted accounts belonging to younger women, including his personal friends and work colleagues.

WordPress owner Automattic buys blogging platform Tumblr for an undisclosed amount
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WordPress owner Automattic buys blogging platform Tumblr for an undisclosed amount

Tumblr hosts more than 450 million blogs and has over 200 employees, who will now be part of Automattic.

Yahoo's data breach settlement has now been revised to $117.5 million
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Yahoo's data breach settlement has now been revised to $117.5 million

The three Yahoo data breaches between 2013 and 2016 affected an estimated three billion accounts.

Google adds private search engine DuckDuckGo as a default option in Chrome
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Google adds private search engine DuckDuckGo as a default option in Chrome

DuckDuckGo private search engine has been added in more than 60 markets including India and the US.

OYO to enter housing rental segment in Japan, forms JV with Yahoo Japan Corporation
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OYO to enter housing rental segment in Japan, forms JV with Yahoo Japan Corporation

Hospitality firm OYO on Friday said it has entered into a joint venture (JV) with Yahoo Japan Corporation to make a foray into the housing rental market in Japan, targeting the young population

Google, Amazon will have to tell how they rank their rivals per new EU guidelines
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Google, Amazon will have to tell how they rank their rivals per new EU guidelines

Google was hit with a $2.7 billion EU antitrust fine in 2017 for favouring its own service.

Yahoo's proposed settlement in the largest data breach ever has been rejected
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Yahoo's proposed settlement in the largest data breach ever has been rejected

Yahoo reportedly had three breaches between 2013 to 2016 that affected an estimated 3 billion accounts.

Facebook, Google and the like are blocking keywords related to child pornography
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Facebook, Google and the like are blocking keywords related to child pornography

Since the ban only targets specific keywords, it’s not entirely effective, but it's a good start.

Nick Jonas, #MeToo movement, Article 377 top Yahoo India's year-in-review 2018
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Nick Jonas, #MeToo movement, Article 377 top Yahoo India's year-in-review 2018

Yahoo India has named MeToo survivors as the 'personality of the year 2018'.

Flickr reduces storage limit to 1,000 photos for free accounts; to delete all excess
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Flickr reduces storage limit to 1,000 photos for free accounts; to delete all excess

Websites that have Flickr embeds from Flickr accounts which are free, will see white spaces instead.

Yahoo to pay $50 mn in damages for a massive security breach of 200 mn users
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Yahoo to pay $50 mn in damages for a massive security breach of 200 mn users

Yahoo will also provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to people whose data was stolen.

Here's how you can check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account
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Here's how you can check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account

This time around, Facebook has been quick to let users check exactly what was accessed.

Apple probed in Japan for pressuring Yahoo to quash its gaming platform
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Apple probed in Japan for pressuring Yahoo to quash its gaming platform

Yahoo Japan's Game Plus gives developers lesser restrictions than Apple's App Store.

YouTube to replace Facebook at second position among top websites in the US
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YouTube to replace Facebook at second position among top websites in the US

Facebook's number of daily active users remained flat in North America as reported in the second quarter.

SC slams Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Yahoo for promoting 'objectionable material'
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SC slams Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Yahoo for promoting 'objectionable material'

The court warned to impose a fine of Rs 5 lakh/day if they fail to develop a foolproof mechanism.

SoftBank partners Paytm to launch mobile payments service 'PayPay' in Japan
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SoftBank partners Paytm to launch mobile payments service 'PayPay' in Japan

In Japan, cash is still the mainstream payment methodology, with the current cashless payment ratio remaining at 20 percent, SoftBank said adding that the Japanese government is taking measures to raise the cashless payment ratio to 40 percent by 2025.