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Yahoo Going Through Huge Changes

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Once the proposed $4.8 billion sale to Verizon is completed, CEO Marissa Mayer announced she would resign from the company’s board and the company could even get a new name.

After the Verizon deal closes the company would be renamed Altaba

Google Phones With Verizon Wirless

 

 

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The Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones from Google will be carried by Verizon Wireless

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Yahoo Admitted 500 MillionAccounts Hacked: However, This Is News To Verizon

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Yahoo admitted that back in 2014 there was a theft of 500 million accounts. However, Verizon who recently acquired Yahoo in July for $4.83 billion has not finalized the acquisition and says this is news to them, they’re just learning about this.

Hacker Named “Peace” Selling Yahoo Accounts

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The hacking of yahoo account certainly comes at a bad time when Yahoo is in the process of selling its company to the mega giant Verizon. The hack,  became known in August when an infamous cybercriminal named “Peace” said on a website that he was selling credentials of 200 million Yahoo users from 2012 on the dark web for just over $1,800. The data allegedly included user names, easily decrypted passwords, personal information like birth dates and other email addresses.

Verizobn Aquires AOL for 4.4 billion

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Verizon will acquire AOL for a total price of around $4.4 billion based on $50 per share figure, the company announced Tuesday morning — a valuation 17 percent higher than AOL’s current $42 share price. Verizon will take on all AOL businesses, including its websites such as The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and AOL.com, plus its programmatic advertising platform. The future in front of AOL and the industry requires scale, mobile, and video – and partnerships. The announcement of the acquisition is only the start for Verizon and AOL. The deal must be put before regulatory bodies for approval, and conditions will have to be met. Should it all go to plan, Verizon expects the deal to close during the summer.

Verizon Customers Tracked By Supercookies & Senators Want Answers

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Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are asking the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to investigate the Verizon supercookies being used to track Verizon customers online activity. With browser cookies you have control over whether or not to allow cookies to be used on your system. On the other hand, the difference with Verizon’s supercookies is that initially, Verizon told no one they were using them and the cookies were not removable.

“This whole supercookie business raises the specter of corporations being able to peek into the habits of Americans without their knowledge or consent,” Nelson said in a statement. “That’s why I think we need to get to the bottom of this and perhaps [adopt] new legislation.”

Just recently Verizon responded by now allowing customers to opt-out of the supercookie program, although the opt-out has not yet rolled out. The problem with the opt-out and the delayed launch of the program, is that most consumers will likely not even be aware of it and Verizon will continue collecting browser and online activity from them. Verizon responded to the story with the following statement.

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