Online services Yahoo Japan and Line have announced they are merging.
Yahoo is currently “working diligently” to resolve technical issues stopping users from accessing their emails.
A north-east MSP has called on pro-eating disorder websites to be made less accessible.
Harmful content and privacy are some of the issues that will be addressed by landmark decisions this year, as governments across the world look to make tech giants and social networks more accountable.
Yahoo has agreed to pay 50 million US dollars (£38.4 million) in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history.
Tech giants should proactively prevent the sharing of 3D-printed gun files across social media and internet search engines, a group of US senators has said.
Yahoo has been fined £250,000 over a cyber-attack that may have breached more than eight million accounts in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced.
Cyber-attacks have become worryingly common occurrences in recent times as the value of data has increased, thanks to a world that is now always online.
Politics dominated the web searches of UK Yahoo users in 2017, with Donald Trump, Brexit and the general election revealed as the most popular search terms on the platform.