US Congress Bans Members From Using Yahoo Mail

A week after we learned that the House of Represantives had banned its members from using Google’s appshot.com, more details about the blockage have surfaced. Reader Big Hairy Ian writes: A series of ransomware attacks on the House of Representatives h…

A week after we learned that the House of Represantives had banned its members from using Google’s appshot.com, more details about the blockage have surfaced. Reader Big Hairy Ian writes: A series of ransomware attacks on the House of Representatives has led U.S. Congress to ban members from using Yahoo Mail, according to a leaked email. Both Yahoo Mail and Gmail are named in the 30 April email, published on Thursday by Gizmodo, saying the attacks had increased “in the past 48 hours”. Yahoo Mail will be blocked “until further notice” it adds. Ransomware encrypts victims’ files and demands a ransom be paid for unlocking. In this particular instance, I think it isn’t all of Yahoo Mail’s fault. People need to be wary of the links they click on.

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Yahoo Is Now Streaming Live MLB Games, for Free

Yahoo Is Now Streaming Live MLB Games, for Free

Take me out to the ball game—on Yahoo. The post Yahoo Is Now Streaming Live MLB Games, for Free appeared first on WIRED.


Yahoo Is Now Streaming Live MLB Games, for Free

Take me out to the ball game—on Yahoo. The post Yahoo Is Now Streaming Live MLB Games, for Free appeared first on WIRED.


While You Were Offline: Hamilton’s Casting Call Doesn’t Go Quite as Expected

In the Internet Age we really do have an April Fools’ Week, don’t we? The post While You Were Offline: Hamilton’s Casting Call Doesn’t Go Quite as Expected appeared first on WIRED.

While You Were Offline: Hamilton’s Casting Call Doesn’t Go Quite as Expected

In the Internet Age we really do have an April Fools’ Week, don’t we? The post While You Were Offline: Hamilton’s Casting Call Doesn’t Go Quite as Expected appeared first on WIRED.


Microsoft May Help Finance Yahoo Buyout, Says Report

Microsoft is in talks with equity firms that are considering making bids for purchasing Yahoo. The company says that it is willing to offer a significant financing for their efforts, reports Kara Swisher, who has a commendable track record. Swisher, ho…

Microsoft is in talks with equity firms that are considering making bids for purchasing Yahoo. The company says that it is willing to offer a significant financing for their efforts, reports Kara Swisher, who has a commendable track record. Swisher, however, adds that Microsoft is yet to make any commitments so far to investors. From her report at Recode: Microsoft wants to ensure that if Yahoo is sold, whoever buys it will be a good partner going forward. That makes sense, since Microsoft has close search and advertising ties with Yahoo, part of a longtime partnership. Many don’t realize this but, Yahoo still has a number of web properties that are churning a lot of cash. According to web traffic monitoring website SimilarWeb, Yahoo website, for instance, alone is visited about 6.7 billion times every month. That’s a lot of money in the advertising world. According to a report, Yahoo also recently got serious about advertising on Tumblr, one of the most popular blogging platforms. The company is considering a deal with Facebook to allow the social juggernaut to run ads on its network. Then we have popular photo storage and sharing service Flickr and also Yahoo’s investment in Chinese technology conglomerate Alibaba. Although Yahoo has lost its “charm” over the years, it is still a pretty major company. For Microsoft, which has purchased a number of startups in the past two years, putting money in Yahoo could eventually turn out to be a great deal.

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