Lograh (lograh) wrote,

well, isn't _that_ special?

The Register reported today that Yahoo has changed its privacy policy now allowing each user to manually set on or off if they want to be included in particular spam mailing lists. The problem is, from what The Reg reported, the email notice of this change did not state exactly what the change entailed, just that there had been a change, and moreover, each of the options defaulted to "yes". So, unless you went and looked at your account settings, and set each option to "no", you were now signed up for many of various spam lists using both your email and phone number (and perhaps address as well). Here is the story on the Reg.

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