Opt-Out Required to Prevent Yahoo! Mail Contacts From Being Used for Social Network

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by lotuseclat79, Jun 6, 2010.

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  1. lotuseclat79

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    How much easier it would be to have to opt in rather than opt out but then it is not meant to be easy for us.
     
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  4. iSole

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    According to the article, ANYONE can get your email address and put it in their contacts...
    could be your dentist, your babysitter, a stalker, a pedo-perv..

    Then everything you do on line they can follow or get updates for themselves about you, (sales, pictures you upload, places you sign in, etc.)
    doesn't even matter what YOU want, you don't even have to know them!!

    As long as they have your email address ....

    That's just creepy ....
     
  5. iSole

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    Like the EFF spokesperson said,

    "Social networking and email are like water and lightening, they shouldn't even be in the same place.."

    Yes, thanks, lotusclat, for the timely warning! :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
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    This could be fun. My Yahoo box is nothing more than a disposable spam catcher.
     
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    Thanks for the link
     
  9. Dude111

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    Because they want to expose everyone (NO PRIVACY) and they hope most wont think to OPT OUT..

    Quite sad.......
     
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