President-elect Donald J. Trump, who campaigned against the corrupt power of special interests, is filling his transition team with some of the very sort of people who he has complained have too much clout in Washington: corporate consultants and lobbyists.

Jeffrey Eisenach, a consultant who has worked for years on behalf of Verizon and other telecommunications clients, is the head of the team that is helping to pick staff members at the Federal Communications Commission.

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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – Trump Campaigned Against Lobbyists, but Now They’re on His Transition Team

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Yahoo provided more details on Wednesday about an epic hack of its services, including that the culprits may have planted software “cookies” for ongoing access to users’ accounts.

In revelations that could jeopardize the company’s pending $4.8 billion acquisition by US telecom giant Verizon, the internet pioneer said it was trying to pin down when it first knew its system had been breached and whether hackers gave themselves a way to get back into accounts whenever they wished.

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Time For Truth: (Yahoo News) – Yahoo reveals more details about massive hack

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Yahoo on Friday faced pointed questions about exactly when it knew about a cyber attack that exposed the email credentials of 500 million users, a critical issue for the company as it seeks to prevent the breach from affecting a pending takeover by Verizon Inc.

The internet company has so far not provided a clear, detailed timeline about when it was made aware of the breach announced Thursday. Yahoo blamed the incident on a “state-sponsored actor” but has not provided any technical information supporting that claim.

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Yahoo announced on Thursday that the account information of at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago, in the biggest known intrusion of one company’s computer network.

In a statement, Yahoo said user information — including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, encrypted passwords and, in some cases, security questions — was compromised in 2014 by what it believed was a “state-sponsored actor.”

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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Data on 500 Million Users in 2014

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