Best Tech Stories around the web #116

On the program this week: Amazon delivers its first package, Google launches a new self-driving car program, an innovative under-glass fingerprint sensor and 1bn Yahoo accounts hacked.

Watch Amazon deliver its first package by drone by venturebeat.com

Amazon has released a new video showing off a drone delivering its first package. The milestone wasn’t achieved in the U.S., where regulations are stricter — instead, the company got approval for U.K. drone delivery tests in July. Read more

Google is spinning off its self-driving car program into a new company called Waymo by theverge.com

Today, Google announced that it would be spinning off its six-year-old self-driving project into a standalone business called Waymo, which stands for “a new way forward in mobility,” according to John Krafcik, the CEO of the new company. Read more

Synaptics announces an under-glass fingerprint sensor by theverge.com

Synaptics has announced a new optical fingerprint sensor that can offer fingerprint scanning for smartphones and tablets through glass that’s up to 1mm thick. Read more

Yahoo hack: 1bn accounts compromised by biggest data breach in history by theguardian.com

Yahoo said on Wednesday it had discovered another major cyber attack, saying data from more than 1bn user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest such breach in history. Read more