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Libertine

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Apr 2015
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Wow, why would anyone agree to let a third party examine and analyze every piece of personal information you have?



Yahoo is now part of Oath, the media and tech company behind today’s top news, sports and entertainment sites and apps.

By choosing “I accept” below, you agree to Oath’s new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Below is a summary of some of the key updates. To learn more about our approach to privacy, click here.
How we collect and use data.

We’ve updated some of the ways we collect and analyze user data in order to deliver services, content, relevant advertising and abuse protection. This includes: analyzing content and information when you use our services (including emails, instant messages, posts, photos, attachments, and other communications), linking your activity on other sites and apps with information we have about you, and providing anonymized and/or aggregated reports to other parties regarding user trends.

Sharing Data with Verizon.

Oath and its affiliates may share the information we receive with Verizon. Learn more about Verizon’s privacy practices.

Combining data.

We also combine data among our services and across your devices. This will provide you with better personalized services and features across your devices and Oath accounts.

https://www.oath.com/our-brands/
 
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Blueneck

Former Staff
Jun 2007
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Wow, why would anyone agree to let a third party examine and analyze every piece of personal information you have?






https://www.oath.com/our-brands/
What I don't get is why do they go to such lengths to figure out what you might want to buy instead of just asking you. You know what I would like on my FB page? The local Kroger ad, Walmart ad, Reisbeck's, Gabe's, TJ Maxx and Odd Lots. I'm sure that could be arranged, but I can't request those ads, I have to wait for them to develop and algorithm to analyze my internet activity and decide for me what products I might buy or places I might shop.

And the result is skewed because I google a lot of weird stuff while arguing with people here and just because my interest is often grabbed by things that in no way are representative of my shopping habits.

Ridiculous.
 
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Libertine

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What I don't get is why do they go to such lengths to figure out what you might want to buy instead of just asking you. You know what I would like on my FB page? The local Kroger ad, Walmart ad, Reisbeck's, Gabe's, TJ Maxx and Odd Lots. I'm sure that could be arranged, but I can't request those ads, I have to wait for them to develop and algorithm to analyze my internet activity and decide for me what products I might buy or places I might shop.

And the result is skewed because I google a lot of weird stuff while arguing with people here and just because my interest is often grabbed by things that in no way are representative of my shopping habits.

Ridiculous.
Truth is that they know what you want better than you do. Yahoo is reading your emails and looking at your attachments and everywhere you visit and who you email and message your online purchase history. Then they get all of the data from Verizon so they know who you text the subject what kind of pictures are sending and receiving, where you bank, everywhere you go and what time, who you call, who they call. Then they get your facebook data and know who your friends are and what you like and what they like, what your date of birth is, your mother's maiden name, the name of your pet and children. And then all that data gets combined with your Amazon purchase and browsing history........and then finally it all goes into big brother's file on you which also contains all your credit card transactions, tax records, license plate location data, and everything else.

Funny thing is that some people actually think they are anonymous on boards like this or anywhere else.
 
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Ian Jeffrey

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I dropped my Yahoo account long ago.
As did I. It kept getting hacked by people sending out porn links in my name, which was rather embarrassing. In fact, I once received an email in my then-current account from my Yahoo account that I had not sent, and found out about it that way. I immediately deleted the entire Yahoo account and have not had one since. Same thing had happened with Hotmail.
 
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Blueneck

Former Staff
Jun 2007
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Ohio
Truth is that they know what you want better than you do. Yahoo is reading your emails and looking at your attachments and everywhere you visit and who you email and message your online purchase history. Then they get all of the data from Verizon so they know who you text the subject what kind of pictures are sending and receiving, where you bank, everywhere you go and what time, who you call, who they call. Then they get your facebook data and know who your friends are and what you like and what they like, what your date of birth is, your mother's maiden name, the name of your pet and children. And then all that data gets combined with your Amazon purchase and browsing history........and then finally it all goes into big brother's file on you which also contains all your credit card transactions, tax records, license plate location data, and everything else.

Funny thing is that some people actually think they are anonymous on boards like this or anywhere else.
No they don't. If they're reading my emails, all they know is that I am a Democrat, I work as an independent home health provider and I have a dog. I never buy stuff on line. Like, ever. Except flea control. And I never get ads for that.

I don't have a smart phone, just a flip phone I put minutes on every month. And like I said, my browsing history is all over the place. And why not ask people what ads they would like to see?

I know I'm not anonymous and try to keep my comments and opinions free from anything anyone would be too offended by. I saw that we lost all our rights to privacy for good after the passing of the Patriot Act. Anyone who thinks they can't be doxxed is nuts. If I had kids or grandkids, I'd make sure they knew from birth that they can't expect privacy on line. I'd remind them every day, because that's a genie you absolutely can't put back in the bottle, and it's a good rule of thumb not to say anything on line you wouldn't say to someone's face.

Someone needs to tell the president this. :glee:
 

The Man

Former Staff
Jul 2011
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Toronto
As did I. It kept getting hacked by people sending out porn links in my name, which was rather embarrassing. In fact, I once received an email in my then-current account from my Yahoo account that I had not sent, and found out about it that way. I immediately deleted the entire Yahoo account and have not had one since. Same thing had happened with Hotmail.
I still use my hotmail email that I made back in 2006, when just arrived to Canada and started high school here lol No complaints, never had any problems with it at all :smiley-shrug:

Yahoo, on the other hand, sucks, I agree.