It is time to opt out of Yahoo Mail email scanning

Discussion in '0-day Release' started by RGiskardR, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

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    Yahoo Mail and AOL Mail, which both fly under the Oath banner, a Verizon owned company, scan emails that arrive in user inboxes to improve advertisement targeting.

    An article published by The Wall Street Journal (sorry, no link as it is paywalled), suggests that Oath's email scanning may go beyond what users of the service may deem acceptable.

    According to the article, Yahoo is scanning commercial emails of all free users who did not opt-out of personalized advertisement to improve targeted advertising.

    Yahoo creates profiles of users by assigning them to certain groups or categories. A user who receives receipts for online purchases may be put into different categories based on the purchases, frequent traveler for example for users who get emails about several plane tickets in a period of time. Yahoo Mail users who get brokerage emails, e.g. trade confirmations, may be assigned to the investors group.

    Full reading: https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/30/yahoo-mail-email-scanning-opt-out/
     
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