Yahoo is offering to pay $50 million to settle a class action lawsuit over security breaches that may have impacted as many as 200 million people in the U.S. and Israel, and 3 billion email accounts around the world.
The Japanese government has opened an investigation into whether Apple engaged in anti-competitive behavior when it applied pressure to prevent publishers from working with Yahoo Japan's Games Plus platform.
Yahoo in a statement on Tuesday said further investigation into a massive 2013 data breach suggests all 3 billion its user accounts were impacted from the incident, tripling the internet firm's initial estimates.
Verizon on Tuesday announced a deal to buy the core business of Yahoo for $4.48 billion — managing to secure a $350 million discount it was pursuing because of two major security breaches, the last of which affected over 1 billion accounts.
Yahoo, still reeling from a hack that impacted more than 500 million accounts earlier this year, on Wednesday revealed another one billion accounts were compromised in a separate attack dating back to 2013.
Debuted clandestinely on the iOS App Store earlier this year under another name, Yahoo Answers this week launched as a standalone app providing users native access to the popular, if not entirely accurate, Q&A site.
Yahoo's tool to scan the contents of customer emails came as a result of a U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order last year, and was created by adapting otherwise benign software, a report indicated on Thursday.
A report on Tuesday claims Yahoo last year cooperated with U.S. government agency requests to create and deploy software that scanned hundreds of millions of customer emails as they arrived at the company's servers.
Yahoo on Thursday announced that information associated with at least 500 million accounts was stolen in a security breach of its network in 2014, claiming a "state-sponsored actor" was behind the attack.
Verizon on Monday announced a deal to buy the search engine pioneer Yahoo for $4.8 billion, granting Verizon over one billion total monthly search users in conjunction with another large internet advertising network that it will be adding to the AOL network.
Internet search, content pioneer and Apple partner Yahoo is readying for either a reverse spinoff or outright sale that would see the well-known web businesses separated from the parent company and more than 1,000 employees laid off.
A proposed bill before the U.S. House of Representatives, the Email Privacy Act, would overhaul 1986's Electronic Communication Privacy Act and require that law enforcement obtain a search warrant before reading online correspondence.