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Major Flickr update has absurd Free Tier

Major Flickr update has absurd Free Tier

This week the folks at SmugMug announced changes to their newly-acquired service Flickr. Flickr most recently found itself owned by Yahoo, who bought the service all the way back in 2005. The sale of Flickr out from Yahoo's ownership has a lot to do with the Verizon acquisition of Yahoo, which in turn put Yahoo's many brands under their umbrella brand Oath. Oath decided Flickr was better for SmugMug, and sold Flickr to SmugMug as such. Now SmugMug's updating Flickr.

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Yahoo Together is the new Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo Together is the new Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo still wants your data. Despite having basically proven its inability to protect its own customers, it’s still having a go at getting users to put more and more of their personal lives under its care. After all, it has a new owner, Verizon’s Oath, so maybe a new culture. And most importantly, it has a new chat service. After finally putting Yahoo! Messenger to rest and experimenting with a Yahoo-less Squirrel Chat, the company is now bringing out Yahoo Together. And, no, it doesn’t have an exclamation point in its name this time.

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Yahoo Mail still scans emails to cozy up to advertisers

Yahoo Mail still scans emails to cozy up to advertisers

Yahoo is back from the dead and it’s as bad a boy as ever. Actually, it didn’t really die but just got swallowed up by new management: Oath. But now under Verizon’s ownership, the now irrelevant Internet giant has even more reason to lust after its customers’ data. And despite numerous hacking scandals and profitability problems, Yahoo just keeps on using the same futile tactics to make a buck. Like scanning users’ emails when no other email service in the US does.

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Yahoo Mail Android Go app released alongside mobile web makeover

Yahoo Mail Android Go app released alongside mobile web makeover

Yahoo Mail is making a couple of big changes today. The first involves a redesign that makes Yahoo Mail play nice with mobile web browsers, making it easier to access your email without having to download an app first. Aside from that, Yahoo is also launching a new Android Go version of its Mail app, and it seems that the only major difference is that it cuts back on RAM, data usage, and install size.

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After 20 years, Yahoo Messenger is shutting down

After 20 years, Yahoo Messenger is shutting down

Yahoo Messenger will shut down on July 17, 2018, the company has confirmed today, marking the end of two decades of the instant messaging service. Although Yahoo is experimenting with a new chat service, right now the company says it's looking to new communications options "that better fit consumer needs."

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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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