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Yahoo Squirrel chat wants you to trust it with your messages

Yahoo Squirrel chat wants you to trust it with your messages

Yahoo, which is now part of Verizon's larger Oath company, has been struggling to remain relevant in Google's and Apple's world. A Yahoo! email address is now both a source of ridicule as well as concern. The latter comes after Yahoo's admission of privacy breaches and its repeated inability to secure its customers' data. Now it seems to be tempting fate yet again by introducing a new chat platform, simply called Squirrel, that, curiously, doesn't advertise any security features or encryption.

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Yahoo Aviate Android launcher is the latest acquisition casualty

Yahoo Aviate Android launcher is the latest acquisition casualty

Yahoo seems to have a reverse Midas touch. Instead of turning things it touches into gold, the former Internet giant turns them into dust, intentionally or not. Perhaps except for Tumblr, at least for now. The latest victim of this death sentence is Aviate, a once popular third-party Android launcher which, unsurprisingly, silently fell out of the race after Yahoo’s acquisition. Now Yahoo is declaring it dead by the time March rolls around, advising users to just switch to the dozen or so available Android launchers on Google Play Store.

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Verizon NBA deal brings AR content, live games, and originals

Verizon NBA deal brings AR content, live games, and originals

Verizon and the NBA have entered a new multi-year partnership that will bring content and live games to Yahoo Sports. This content will include NBA League Pass live games, as well as a daily show with highlights, lifestyle programming, and more. As well, this partnership will kick off the development of AR content, plus "other forms of content" that weren't detailed.

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Verizon reveals Yahoo data breach affected all 3 billion accounts

Verizon reveals Yahoo data breach affected all 3 billion accounts

Yahoo suffered a data breach in 2013, which it disclosed in 2014 as having affected about 1 billion user accounts. That was a huge number, but one that pales in comparison to the latest update: the company now estimates that the data breach affected all of its 3 billion user accounts. That means no Yahoo account was left unaffected by the data theft.

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Yahoo can be sued over massive data breaches says judge

Yahoo can be sued over massive data breaches says judge

Bad news for Yahoo is good news for those affected by its massive data breaches: a US judge has ruled that affected users can sue the company over the risk of identity theft it caused them by failing to adequately protect their personal data. The ruling was recently made by US District Judge Lucy Koh, who said that victims of three major data breaches have standing to sue the company.

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Yahoo Mail gets a paint job, Pro version, still has users

Yahoo Mail gets a paint job, Pro version, still has users

Believe it or not, there are still Yahoo Mail users, much to the amusement as well as consternation of many Internet users. Never mind the perception of being uncool, Yahoo has repeatedly proven itself rather inept at safeguarding its own users. In typical Yahoo fashion of turning a blind eye to issues, the soon to be acquired company has proudly announced a revamp of its webmail interface. And, despite a potential upheaval of its business, it is also proudly announcing a new Pro subscription for those willing to pay for the privilege of having an @yahoo email address.

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Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo may kill thousands of jobs

Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo may kill thousands of jobs

Yahoo's shareholders approved the long-standing buyout offer from Verizon today, so before long, we'll see Yahoo's core business absorbed into the wireless giant. What's the first move once Yahoo is under Verizon's umbrella? Layoffs. New reports today are claiming that we could see thousands of people laid off once the acquisition is complete.

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Yahoo Mail app becomes a “free for all” email client

Yahoo Mail app becomes a “free for all” email client

Let’s face it. Having a Yahoo email address these days is seen as a stigma and a liability. Aside from being “old”, recent revelations have called into question the security of having a Yahoo account. As such, it won’t be surprising if Yahoo experienced a mass exodus of users trying to protect themselves from hacks and massive leaks. Attempting to keep its email app from descending into obsolescence, Yahoo is now removing the requirement to have a Yahoo account to use its Yahoo Mail app, potentially turning it into something akin to a third-party email client like K-9, Boxer, CloudMagic and the like.

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Cabana video watch and chat is Tumblr’s attempt to remain relevant

Cabana video watch and chat is Tumblr’s attempt to remain relevant

Yahoo, once a giant and a darling of the Internet, has a reverse Midas touch these days. Anything it touches seem to be in danger of dying, one way or another. And, yes, that includes Yahoo itself. Although Tumblr still has a massive following, it has recently fallen out of favor among netizens and has even gained a questionable reputation. In order to adapt to the the latest trends, most of which revolve around video chats and live streaming, Tumblr has launched Cabana, which, in a nutshell, lets you watch a video with friends while also having a video chat with them.

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Verizon is combining AOL and Yahoo into division named ‘Oath’

Verizon is combining AOL and Yahoo into division named ‘Oath’

Verizon plans to merge AOL and Yahoo into a single media division after its acquisition is closed, and that single division will be named 'Oath.' The name was revealed by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong in a tweet. Take note, though, that the Yahoo brands you're familiar with aren't going anywhere: it seems Yahoo publications like Yahoo Finance, etc., will remain under their regular names, meaning nothing much is changing for users.

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Here’s how much Verizon’s offer to buy Yahoo is decreasing

Here’s how much Verizon’s offer to buy Yahoo is decreasing

After Yahoo's well-documented trouble with security breaches, we expected to see Verizon decrease its offer to buy the company's operating business. What started as a $4.8 billion offer was rumored to drop by as much as $1 billion shortly after those breaches came to light, but last week, new reports indicated that the drop would only come in at $250 million. Today, Verizon is finally breaking its silence on the matter, revealing just how much its offer with drop.

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After Yahoo security breaches, Verizon reportedly drops offer by $250m

After Yahoo security breaches, Verizon reportedly drops offer by $250m

We had a feeling that Yahoo's security woes might do something to the buyout offer Verizon put on the table, and today we're getting an idea of just how much of a hit Yahoo is going to take. Verizon was initially offering $4.8 billion to purchase Yahoo, but after a string of reports on Yahoo's lax security, it looks like that price is set to drop a bit.

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