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Privacy: Yahoo still scans your emails... and wants to sell data to advertisers

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Oath -- the owner of Yahoo -- is in talks with advertisers, promoting a service that scans the content of emails and provides a wealth of information about users. The service would give advertisers access to data contained in over 200 million Yahoo Mail inboxes. Email scanning would also apply to AOL Mail inboxes, also owned by Oath. As noted by the Wall Street Journal, Oath is now the only major US email provider than scans emails in this way -- and the way to opt out is well-hidden. See also: Facebook VPN Onavo Protect disappears from App Store for… [Continue Reading]

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