By Arielle Mullen

Yahoo comes clean: Last year, representatives from Yahoo disclosed that in August of 2013, as many as one billion of their users' accounts had been hacked. Last week it was announced that the number of compromised accounts was actually closer to three billion, which, if you're interested, was every Yahoo account in existence at the time.  

AOL Instant Messenger bids farewell: Last week AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) announced they'd be pulling the plug on their chat app on December 15th. Running since 1997, AIM was hugely popular in their first few years, but with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp dominating the chat scene, it seems AOL is officially bowing out. From the AOL help page, "We know there are so many loyal fans who have used AIM for decades; and we loved working and building the first chat app of its kind since 1997. Our focus will always be on providing the kind of innovative experiences consumers want."  

Does the release of a new iPhone mean your older model runs more slowly? The short answer, according to Futuremark (creators of benchmark software 3DMark), is no. Their research pulled testing scores for the iPhone 5s, 6, 6s, and 7, comparing their performance over the last few years to see if the release of a new model would coincide with a drop in performance. To view the full report, with a detailed explanation of their methods and findings, check out the Futuremark website.

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