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Says Yahoo, this update, among other things, enables its users to access more content faster than before, eliminating the need to open articles in different tabs.

There’s inline scrolling to see related articles, as well as curated content selected by Yahoo editors, and personalized content. The system will learn your preferences as you browse and adjust itself to your tastes.

Maybe you got an email that we changed our server settings and (…

you probably guessed what’s next …) please click this email to update your settings? Emails with messages like this are spam and are the #1 reason for account compromises.

The company announced on 22 September 2016 that roughly 500 million user accounts’ passwords (along with other sensitive information) were stolen, adding that it was perpetrated by a “state actor.” In August, a hacker who went by “Peace” claimed that he was selling information from 200 million Yahoo accounts (going price: USD$1,800) from 2012: In June, WIRED interviewed the hacker known as Peace or Peace of Mind, who’s behind the data sale on Real Deal.

has confirmed rumors of a massive data breach of its service.Peace claimed to be a former member of a team of Russian cybercriminal hackers.He or she later sent WIRED a sample of the purported Yahoo data, but when WIRED sent test messages to the email addresses, half of them were invalid.But Yahoo’s announcement suggests a different breach.The timing, scale and Yahoo’s claim of state involvement indicate it may be distinct from the one that surfaced data on the dark web and could also be significantly more serious.The company’s decision not to fight the order from intelligence officials caused Yahoo’s then-chief information security officer Alex Stamos to resign last year — and at least one other security staffer left the company — due to ethical concerns about the surveillance program, according to the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matter was confidential.