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Yahoo Treading Carefully Before Exposing More Private Data 107

Posted by kdawson
from the can-you-say-buzz dept.
crimeandpunishment writes "Yahoo hopes to turn on a new sharing option without turning off its users. The company is trying to avoid the privacy backlash that has befallen Facebook and Google. It's advising its email account holders, all 280M of them, to review their privacy settings in advance of Yahoo's new features that will share users' online activities and interests with people in their address books, unless they take steps to prevent it."
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Yahoo Treading Carefully Before Exposing More Private Data

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  • Re:Oh, FFS! (Score:3, Funny)

    by 0123456 (636235) on Thursday June 03, 2010 @01:28PM (#32447404)

    Configuring my security setting does not seem like a big deal. If you don't like Yahoo's new policy, walk.

    I just checked my yahoo email account -- which I have paid a few bucks for over the years becasue I want the POP access -- and I can't see any sign of a way to turn this crap off. Turning it on for everyone is simply insane.

    OTOH I have removed my psycho ex from the address book.

  • Re:Oh, FFS! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 03, 2010 @01:52PM (#32447848)

    I know exactly where you are. Don't worry baby, we'll be together for ever soon.

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