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Yahoo Mail Mobile App gets Caller ID ,Photo Sync Features

Yahoo on Tuesday launched Caller ID and photo upload features for its Yahoo Mail app that will help users identify a caller from their email contact list and also access their phone camera roll on a desktop.

The new features are now available and users can update Yahoo Mail app in the App Store (iOS 4.13) and Google Play (Android 5.13).

The new Caller ID feature will show a user who is calling even if the number is not saved in the smartphone, the company said in a statement.Yahoo Mail uses contact information from emails.

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As soon as a user contacts you, the contact’s name will surface with the call and Yahoo Mail will update names in your call history or when you dial.

To enable this feature, simply go to Settings, then Phone, forward to “Call Blocking and Identification“, toggle the switch for Yahoo Mail and save the settings.

Once the new photo upload feature is enabled, your recent camera roll photos will be instantly available when accessing your Yahoo Mail account on desktop. To enable this feature user’s need to open the Yahoo Mail app on iOS or Android, go to Settings, then, Photo upload and tap the “Upload photos” toggle.

Source: IANS

Yahoo Suffers from World’s Biggest Hack Affecting 1 Billion Users

World’s biggest hack has happened on yahoo, about 1 billion users got affected by this hacking. Yahoo has discovered a 3-year-old security breach which enables a hacker to compromise more than 1 billion user accounts. By breaking the company’s own humiliating record for the biggest security breach

The digital heist was declared recently which has occurred in 2013, that breach affected at least 500 million users who have been most far-reaching hack until the last revelation

Security expert Avivah Litan of Gartner Inc said this incident is shocking. Both lapses have occurred during the reign of a Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Earlier of this year, Yahoo Company plans to sell their company to Verizon Communications for $4.8 billion, a deal now threatened by the hacking revelations

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Two hacks have happened on more than a billion accounts. The Sunnyvale, California blamed late 2014 on a hacker affiliated with an unidentified foreign government but said it has not been able to identify the source of the 2013 intrusion.

At present Yahoo have billion number of active users every month, in that some of them have multiple accounts. Now due to these attacks, accounts are affected.

These hackers have stolen the passwords in both attacks. Technically those passwords must be secure, they are scramble twice, once with an encryption and another by the technique called hashing. But hackers have cracked the security passwords and by assembling huge dictionaries of similarly scrambled phrases and matching them against stolen password databases.

Yahoo Company is requesting users to change their passwords immediately, users who are using the same password for online transaction please once check your account details and quickly change the security password.

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J.J. Thomson CEO of the Rook Security gives assurance to Yahoo users that no need to worry about this issue, all the situations are under control.

Yahoo Launches New App for Yahoo Answers for iOS Users

Yahoo recently launched the Yahoo Answers Now, a particular app for users on iOS app. Yes, Yahoo Answers Now officially initiated by the company on Monday to troop source answers to the questions that you can’t find on the web.

The app has secretly been stored in the App store for many months under a different name, according to the TechCrunch. The new Yahoo Answers App allows users to post and answer questions. With mostly unfiltered issues and answers hammering in from a different community, Yahoo Answers is usually more humorous as it is useful.

Yahoo Mail Android App now Supports 7 new Indian Regional Languages

If you enjoy browsing through funny questions people posted and be likely to reply to some yourself, now you will have a Yahoo Answers Now App. It is a standalone app for ios users, and it was previously known as Yahoo hive, which has been kept under the wraps on the App store since the summer.

Yahoo Answers Now App is the latest in the list of mobile apps Yahoo released this year. The app lets you search for and answer questions or queries. Yahoo launched few specific apps in recent times like Newsroom, a travel search engine called radar and enthusiastic Esports app for Android versions. Now Yahoo Answers new App is only available for ios devices.

Yahoo also updated the app yesterday with a bunch of features like the search for the questions and answers, search the web for links to source answers, questions edit, answers, and profile update, and hyperlinks click.

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‘Yahoo Answers Now’ is a free download App from the ios App store, but if you have to activate it, you require an invite code. If you are interested in sign up, then you will send an email to yan-invites@yahoo-inc.com.

Yahoo Mail Android App now Supports 7 new Indian Regional Languages

Yahoo Mail mobile app on Android Operating system has introduced new features. This includes the induction of 7 Indian languages into the app that are fully compatible even with the latest Android Nougat OS version.

The mobile app for Android OS from now, will support 7 Indian regional languages. The list of Indian languages that are included are Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Marathi.

This update is surely good news for the Indian users. Regional language setting on their smartphones will be very much helpful for the users to communicate in their regional language.

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It is all now set to support the seven new Indian regional languages mentioned even in the new OS version Nougat in mobiles. The update will automatically experience the new Yahoo Mail features in their prescribed local language.

In addition to the Indian regional language updates, Yahoo Mail mobile app also added some other new features that are completely compatible with the new Android Nougat OS version.

These new features make the multitasking easy and also support the Multi-Window View. The multi-window view will enable the user to use Yahoo Mail side-by-side with other apps.
E-Mails can be done concerning the article that is just read and much more features like this will enhance the user in easy usage.

Yahoo is Scanning User’s Emails Handing It over to US Intelligence

Switch between apps will also be minimized with this new feature of multi-window. Apart from this, another feature of Quick Actions is initiated from now.

Users can operate from their home screen itself. Those include a direct reply to a message or notification. Such in the past need to open the app and performed. But now no need and directly without opening the app only from Home screen itself they can be done.

A quick view and dismissals of the notifications can be customized with swipe settings. It also can be added to the archive, delete, star, and many more actions that can be performed on each notification.

The new features are now available on Play Store. Yahoo Mail mobile app 5.10 is the latest version. This can be upgraded on Android Nougat.

Yahoo is Scanning User’s Emails Handing It over to US Intelligence

Yahoo has been accused of scanning user’s emails and sending the information to US Intelligence agencies. The American multinational technology company has billion of active users monthly and out of them 225 million are the active users of Yahoo mail service.

The company has secretly built a customized software program search for all of its user’s incoming emails and specific information to provide to US Intelligence. This is not the first time that Yahoo is in the news of scanning. Earlier it has been in the news of hacking 5000 active users emails.

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Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo are among the major tech companies that publish transparency reports about government for user data. But none of the companies except Yahoo have claimed that have not received any similar requests for the custom software from the government.

“We have never engaged in the secret scanning of email traffic like what has been reported today about Yahoo,” said by the Microsoft representative.

 “We’ve never received such a request, but if we did, our response would be simple: no way,” said by the Spokesperson of the Google.

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According to the reports on Tuesday, Yahoo has been compiled with US government directive and scanning hundreds and millions of Yahoo mail accounts at the order of National Security Agency (NSA) and FBI for various reasons. It also includes prevention of terrorist attacks.

“I’ve never seen that, a wiretap in real time on a ‘selector,’” said Albert Gidari, a lawyer who represented telecom companies on surveillance issues for the past 20 years. “It would be really difficult for a provider to do that.”

Collecting bulk data on US phones, emails by internet companies is nothing for the first time. Government officials and private surveillance expert’s claims, that they have not seen such a real-time collection on the web.

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