SmugMug buys Flickr for undisclosed sum

Photo-sharing site SmugMug — used by consumers and professionals alike — has agreed to acquire Flickr from Yahoo-owner Oath. The deal will see Flickr continuing to operate as a separate entity. The aim is to create what’s described as “the world’s best home for photography”, building on Flickr’s existing 100 million-strong userbase. But what does the acquisition mean for Flickr users, and what does it mean for SmugMug’s customers? Both companies are eager to stress that nothing is going to change. That said, SmugMug does say that it will be migrating Flickr onto SmugMug’s technology infrastructure, but it does not… [Continue Reading]


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Yahoo’s New Privacy Policy Allows Data-Sharing With Verizon

“Yahoo is now part of Oath and there is a new Privacy and Terms contract…” warns long-time Slashdot reader DigitalLogic. CNET reports:
Oath notes that it has the right to read your emails, instant messages, posts, photos and even look at your message attachments. And it might share that data with parent company Verizon, too… When you dig further into Oath’s policy about what it might do with your words, photos, and attachments, the company clarifies that it’s utilizing automated systems that help the company with security, research and providing targeted ads — and that those automated systems should strip out personally identifying information before letting any humans look at your data. But there are no explicit guarantees on that.

The update also warns that Oath is now “linking your activity on other sites and apps with information we have about you, and providing anonymized and/or aggregated reports to other parties


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Yahoo Discloses Another Billion User Breach

Yahoo announced this afternoon that hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in an attack that took place back in 2013. It’s believed that this attack is separate from the other 2013 breach they announced back in September.Read more…


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Yahoo makes it difficult to leave its service by disabling automatic email forwarding

 Following Yahoo’s September announcement of a data breach affecting 500 million user accounts, the company has made it more difficult for Yahoo Mail users to transition to another email service. At the beginning of October, Yahoo disabled an email forwarding feature, which would allow users to automatically redirect incoming emails sent to their Yahoo address to another… Read More


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Moving Beyond Flash: the Yahoo HTML5 Video Player

Slashdot reader theweatherelectric writes: Over on Streaming Media, Amit Jain from Yahoo has written a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Yahoo’s HTML5 video player. He writes, “Adobe Flash, once the de-facto standard for media playback on the web, has lost favor in the industry due to increasing concerns over security and performance. At the same time, requiring a plugin for video playback in browsers is losing favor among users as well. As a result, the industry is moving toward HTML5 for video playback…

At Yahoo, our video player uses HTML5 across all modern browsers for video playback. In this post we will describe our journey to providing an industry-leading playback experience using HTML5, lay out some of the challenges we faced, and discuss opportunities we see going forward.”
Yet another brick in the wall?
YouTube and Twitch have already switched to HTML5, and last year Google started automatically converting Flash


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500 Million Yahoo Accounts Hacked, Change Your Passwords Now

Yahoo has confirmed that information from at least 500 million user accounts was stolen in 2014. While the information was leaked earlier today, it’s worse than we initially thought. If you have a Yahoo account, it’s time to change your password.Read more…


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Yahoo confirms state-sponsored attacker stole personal data of “at least” 500 million users

 As indicated by an earlier report, Yahoo today confirmed it’s working with law enforcement to investigate a data breach which affected the account information of “at least” 500 million users. The company says that the user account information was stolen from its network in late 2014 by what it now believes to be a state-sponsored actor. The stolen information includes… Read More


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Yahoo confirms ‘state-sponsored’ attack and theft of 500 million account details

Yahoo users who have not changed their passwords for a while are being advised to do so. The company has confirmed that it suffered a major security breach back in 2014 and information relating to 500 million accounts was stolen. Yahoo says that the attack was carried out by a “state-sponsored actor” but does not elaborate on who it might be. The data accessed includes “names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers”. This is clearly a huge deal, and the one… [Continue Reading]


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