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Re: [tor-talk] Logging in to Yahoo e-mail accounts now failing???

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> From: grarpamp <grarpamp@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: tor-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Fri, May 20, 2011 10:17:02 AM
> Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Logging in to Yahoo e-mail accounts now failing???
> > If yahoo is actually rejecting log-in attempts based on perceived
> >  geographical information, what do they think that they are achieving?
> I  can speak for no one else... however I think that any provider of  online
> services that does this is foolish.

Do we think they are actually doing this? I've used my Yahoo account all over 
the world.

The timing of this is suspect. They are now rolling out Yahoo! Mail Beta. To use 
it requires accepting their new terms of service and privacy policy. The biggest 
change I see is a deeper explanation of their content-based advertising. The 
good news is that Yahoo is garbage anyway.

From http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/details.html

When you register we ask for information such as your name, email  address, 
birth date, gender, ZIP code, occupation, industry, and  personal interests. For 
some financial products and services we might  also ask for your address, Social 
Security number, and information about  your assets. When you register with 
Yahoo! and sign in to our services,  you are not anonymous to us.

Yahoo! displays targeted advertisements based on personal information.  
Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who  
interact with, view, or click targeted ads meet the targeting  criteriaâfor 
example, women ages 18-24 from a particular geographic  area.

From http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/mail/beta/details.html

Yahoo! provides personally relevant product features, content,  advertising, 
spam and malware detection by analyzing your email.  Some  of these features and 
advertising will be based on our understanding of  the content and meaning of 
your emails.  For instance, we analyze email  messages to identify key elements 
of meaning and then categorize this  information for immediate and future use.


By using the Services, you consent to allow Yahoo!âs automated systems  to scan 
and analyze all incoming and outgoing communications content  sent and received 
from your account (such as Mail and Messenger content  including instant 
messages and SMS messages) including those stored in  your account to, without 
limitation, provide personally relevant product  features and content, to match 
and serve targeted advertising and for  spam and malware detection and abuse 
protection. Unless expressly stated  otherwise, you will not be allowed to opt 
out of this feature. If you  consent to this ATOS and communicate with 
non-Yahoo! users using the  Services, you are responsible for notifying those 
users about this  feature.

[End of quoted material.]

Notice: Any communications to or from this account may be monitored by Yahoo!, 
shared with parties they trust, and with people that need to see this them to do 
their jobs.

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