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Half-billion Yahoo accounts stolen

AT LEAST 500 million Yahoo user accounts were stolen in 2014, the company announced Thursday.

AT LEAST 500 million Yahoo user accounts were stolen in 2014, the company announced Thursday.

At least a half-billion Yahoo user accounts were stolen from that company in late 2014, USA Today reported Thursday. The breach –which could be “the biggest hack of all time” – was done by what the company termed a “state-sponsored actor,” presumably a nation hostile to the United States. oct-news-updateThe account information taken is believed to include names, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and birthdates, but not “protected” passwords, payment card date or bank account information. Yahoo is recommending that users who haven’t changed their passwords since 2014 do so.


National Public Radio is reporting that Betty Shelby, the Tulsa police officer who fatally shot Terence Crutcher, will face a charge of first degree manslaughter. Crutcher, who is black, was shot six days ago by Shelby, who is white. Camera footage shows he had walked to his car with his hands held over his head. Shelby shot him once in the upper torso and another officer used a Taser on Crutcher. An arrest warrant has been issued for Shelby.


Dashcam video of the fatal police shooting of a black man in Charlotte, N.C. will be shone to the family of the man killed, but not released to the public, the police chief stated Chief Kerr Putney. He did add that the video would not show “definitive visual evidence” that Scott pointed a weapon at police, but that other information supported the police account. Two nights of rioting has followed the shooting, and National Guard troops are being called in to restore order.

reguster-facebook-logoREGISTER MOVING TO ANAHEIM

After 111 years in Santa Ana, the Orange County Register will be moving its operation to Anaheim. The announcement was made officially on Thursday. The paper, begun in 1905 as the Santa Ana Register, will move its news and business operations to the Towne Center area of Anaheim in March. The paper will continue to be printed at the Santa Ana facility for a while, and then those operations will be moved to Anaheim and Riverside. The existing five-story Register building on Grand Avenue in Santa Ana has been sold and is expected to become part of a mixed-use development.

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