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The End for Facebook’s Security Evangelist

Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief information security officer, who plans to leave the company by August, is known in Silicon Valley for his strong stands.

By NICOLE PERLROTH and SHEERA FRENKEL

White Collar Watch

S.E.C.’s New Cybersecurity Guidance Won’t Spur More Disclosures

Companies often try to keep digital breaches quiet. That’s something the S.E.C. would like to end, but its guidance may not go very far in changing how companies deal with the issue.

By PETER J. HENNING

Another View

When to Report a Cyberattack? For Companies, That’s Still a Dilemma

The S.E.C.’s updated cybersecurity guidance doesn’t confront the practical quandary facing public companies victimized by a cyberattack.

By CRAIG A. NEWMAN

Op-Ed Contributor

Cybersecurity Today Is Treated Like Accounting Before Enron

Our digital assets are too important for this. We need defensive policies and more uniform corporate governance.

By NATHANIEL FICK

Leaving Flickr? How to Preserve Your Online Photo Albums

When you decide to leave Flickr but need to grab copies of your pictures, you can download the images in their original sizes.

By J. D. BIERSDORFER

Op-Ed Contributors

The End of Privacy

The Yahoo breach is another reminder that the right to privacy is dying, if not already dead.

By ANDREW BURT and DAN GEER

All 3 Billion Yahoo Accounts Were Affected by 2013 Attack

Shortly before it was acquired by Verizon, the company had said one billion users were hit by what was considered the largest known breach of a company.

By NICOLE PERLROTH

Yahoo Co-Founder Gives $25 Million to San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum

Jerry Yang’s gift, made with his wife, Akiko Yamazaki, is the largest in the history of the museum.

Breakingviews

Yahoo Investors Don’t Think Tax Reform Is Coming Anytime Soon

By looking at the value of Yahoo’s stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, it is clear that investors aren’t betting on President Trump’s promised tax cuts.

Verizon Completes $4.48 Billion Purchase of Yahoo, Ending an Era

Yahoo, founded as a web directory in 1994, lost its way in the mobile world. But Verizon, which is combining Yahoo with AOL, has big plans for it.

Tech Roundup: The End of Yahoo, the Problem No Executive Could Fix

Next week, the internet pioneer will become part of Verizon’s sprawling internet business. A string of bosses never found a way to save it.

By JIM KERSTETTER

Verizon to Lay Off 2,100 Employees After Finalizing Yahoo Deal

The company plans to cut 15 percent of the combined work force of Yahoo and AOL. A 10 percent surge in Yahoo’s stock price on Thursday will ease the sting for some of those who are laid off.

Dissecting Marissa Mayer’s $900,000-a-Week Yahoo Paycheck

Yahoo’s chief executive presided over the decline and sale of the company. But she delivered big rewards to investors.

Marissa Mayer Will Make $186 Million on Yahoo’s Sale to Verizon

Ms. Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, failed to return the company to greatness but will have a big payday after the sale thanks to her stock, stock options and restricted stock units.

Yahoo Is Sued Over $17 Million Fund for Chinese Dissidents

Activists said the company failed to properly oversee the fund it created to help Chinese writers, democracy advocates and human rights lawyers persecuted for standing up to the country’s government.

By ANDREW JACOBS

Verizon Announces New Name Brand for AOL and Yahoo: Oath

The announcement that legacy brands AOL and Yahoo would soon operate under the name Oath was met with bewilderment online.

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI and VINDU GOEL

One Billion Yahoo Accounts Still for Sale, Despite Hacking Indictments

Federal investigators continue to pursue the people behind a 2013 attack compromising user accounts, despite filing charges in a 2014 cyberattack.

Tech Roundup: Portrait of a Russian Hacker

A man accused of compromising 500 million Yahoo accounts is an intelligence officer already imprisoned by his own government.

Tech Roundup: Behind One of Yahoo’s Big Hacks

It’s not just last year’s election that Russian hackers set their sights on, according to the Justice Department.

Indictment Details Collusion Between Cyberthief and 2 Russian Spies

The allegations offer an extraordinary case study in Russian espionage, and particularly the symbiotic relationship between hackers and Russia’s elite agents.

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