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Old 15 Apr 2018, 07:36 PM   #1
FredOnline
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Yahoo and AOL mail users

Oath’s new privacy policy allows it to scan your Yahoo and AOL mail for targeted advertising:

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/14/1...terms-scan-ads
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Old 16 Apr 2018, 02:20 AM   #2
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Oath’s new privacy policy allows it to scan your Yahoo and AOL mail for targeted advertising:

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/14/1...terms-scan-ads
well whats new...most (free) email providers do this..Google and Outlook are no exception.. Remember if you are NOT paying YOU are the product!!

AFAIK only Yandex and ZOHO do NOT scan emails (unless for anti-spam and virus reasons)!! They also do NOT show ads in their webinterface:-)

I have accounts with both providers and I am very happy with them.

Like i said before...I would NOT use Yahoo or AOL for anything serious....nuff said.

Dutchie.
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Old 23 Apr 2018, 02:16 AM   #3
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Havent they been doing this for 1 or 2 years now anyway (YAHOO)

Looks like AOL joined them......... (Just more intrusiveness)
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Old 23 Apr 2018, 02:33 AM   #4
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Google and Outlook are no exception.
Don't know about Outlook, but Google stopped scanning emails for adverttising purposed in mid-2017:
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G Suite’s Gmail is already not used as input for ads personalization, and Google has decided to follow suit later this year in our free consumer Gmail service. Consumer Gmail content will not be used or scanned for any ads personalization after this change.
Gmail blog by Diane Greene, CEO, Google Cloud
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Old 23 Apr 2018, 06:56 PM   #5
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Don't know about Outlook, but Google stopped scanning emails for adverttising purposed in mid-2017:

Gmail blog by Diane Greene, CEO, Google Cloud
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G Suite customers and free consumer Gmail users can remain confident that Google will keep privacy and security paramount as we continue to innovate.
Purely focused on email, what's then the difference in relation to privacy using Gmail and let's say Fastmail? In other words: why should I use FM if Google isn't scanning my emails anymore?
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Old 23 Apr 2018, 11:35 PM   #6
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why should I use FM if Google isn't scanning my emails anymore?
Because:
1) Google in general, and Gmail in particular, is the devil incarnate
2) Gmail is for common folks; we, the cognoscenti, use sophisticated services, the more obscure the better
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Old 24 Apr 2018, 03:28 AM   #7
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"the cognoscenti" ; am I the only one thinking about the Illuminati returning into the time with internet available?

The problem with the more obscure services is always whether they'll stick around long enough, they have to compete with massive multinationals... This has lead to the downfall or to becoming less effective of several email services that were great when they first came along (think Safe-Mail.net and Lavabit)

Other than that, I don't use Yahoo myself so I won't judge myself. I am still somewhat doubting though, not so much for email purposes itself but merely for Flickr. That is, if Flickr is more protected against hacks and thus safer than the email part of the Yahoo package. Otherwise I better stick to a paid photo gallery host. 1 terrabyte free photo hosting is tempting, but not if you constantly have to worry about the security of your portfolio.
(I don't consider Instagram to be a photo portfolio host, more a photo diary. A portfolio means photos are ranked per subject in folders rather than displayed in chronological order)
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