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A hacker is reportedly currently trying to sell a dump of Yahoo accounts, up to 200 million of them, on The Real Deal Dark Web, according to Softpedia. This is particularly frightening given the sheer size of the number of accounts available for purchase, but also because this is the same person who allegedly dumped millions of MySpace passwords.
Yet another tech giant is sharing its artificial intelligence know-how with the world. Today Yahoo published the source code to its CaffeOnSpark AI engine so that anyone from academic researchers to big corporations can use or modify it.
Marissa Mayer just gave birth to twins, but she’s not getting a pass from Eric Jackson, a fund manager who just launched a big attack on her as Yahoo CEO.
Jackson sent a 99-page presentation to Yahoo’s board outlining his case for why Yahoo should drop Mayer as CEO and find new management.
Last week, Marissa Mayer took a big step toward undoing one of her predecessor's business deals by renegotiating Yahoo's search contract with Microsoft.
On Monday, the company filed a document with the SEC that gives some new details. It looks like Mayer drove a pretty hard bargain, and it could set Yahoo up to make more money from the search results it delivers.
Yahoo said Sunday it plans to introduce “end to end encryption” for email this year to boost privacy protection for users concerned about snooping from governments or hackers.
The Internet giant demonstrated new security and safety features for its email service at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, ramping up efforts to boost privacy since the 2013 revelations about government surveillance.