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another reason why I hate yahoo, but this trend is nothing new, the corporate state at work to enslave all

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At the same time, the firm will also be able to spy on incoming emails from individuals and businesses without permission or warning.

Yahoo is pressing ahead with the change on the basis it will allow the company to identify which celebrities, subjects, sports, hobbies and products a particularly customer is interested in.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...vertisers.html
 

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Well the only emails i get are from newegg and amazon and steam and such, if they really care to know i like computers and games then so be it.
 

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Not like the rest of the internet doesn't already shove cookies in my computer that do this.



Had to. But seriously, every time I go on youtube they give me newegg ads for whatever I was just checking out. IT KNOWS!!!
 

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People still use yahoo?

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Had to. But seriously, every time I go on youtube they give me newegg ads for whatever I was just checking out. IT KNOWS!!!


You sir, need Firefox with Adblock Plus. Ads are so 2002...
 

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My account is a relic from a bygone era. I hardly even check it anymore but there's lots of fond memories in there.

Yeah I've got a spam account that used to be my primary on there. Back before my AIM account existed there was e-mail...the good ole days


i just nostalgia'd so hard over that...
 

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I think gmail already does something like this. I've noticed that keywords from my emails trigger targeted advertising on that page. And i'm willing to bet that Google keeps track of what advertisements and how often they appear...
 

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I think gmail already does something like this. I've noticed that keywords from my emails trigger targeted advertising on that page. And i'm willing to bet that Google keeps track of what advertisements and how often they appear...

I was about to say that. I'm pretty sure they do. It's kind of funny sometimes the stuff it suggests lol.
 

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You sir, need Firefox with Adblock Plus. Ads are so 2002...

I leave ads on still because websites get money for them. Blocking ads is like blocking income. Unless I'm missing something.
 

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Well the only emails i get are from newegg and amazon and steam and such, if they really care to know i like computers and games then so be it.

This.

Even if I did have personal emails, why would I care about a random person seeing them?
 

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Google already does this...

This...

If you keep track of what you Google search, you will start seeing related advertisements on sites that use Google Adverts.

Like, the other day on Wimp.com, I saw a video about a world of glass by Corning, I looked them up (through google) and now there's a Corning Gorilla Glass advert on the top of the screen as I type this.
 

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Not like the rest of the internet doesn't already shove cookies in my computer that do this.

You don't block third party cookies? It's the first thing I do when I set up a browser for the first time. The number of cookies that a large, commercialised website can store upon hitting the home page can be 2-3 or it can be 20-30. I prefer the former.
 

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Adblock, NoScript.

Anyway, this isn't new. Where is all the outrage about Gmail doing the same thing!

I'd don't bedgrudge them this right. It is a free e-mail service. If you don't like them reading your e-mail (no people read your mail, its an algorithm looking for key words) then don't use their service.

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This.

Even if I did have personal emails, why would I care about a random person seeing them?

Wow, this kind of attitude always boggles my mind. Anyway, a person doesn't see them. Its automated keyword searching.
 

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My Yahoo inbox dates back to 1999 and is full of spam now. I only use the account for YIM sometimes, and to post comments on the Yahoo News message boards.
 

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I leave ads on still because websites get money for them. Blocking ads is like blocking income. Unless I'm missing something.
Precisely. This is how Overclock.net is paid for, and any other forum you visit that is not sponsored.

The big issue is that unlike Google; Yahoo will be selling the data, not using it in house. It will be structured much like Facebook where all of your profile and other data is sold to advertisers.
 
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