Trying to Turn a Buck, Yahoo Violates Customers' Privacy
Friday, April 26, 2002
If you have an account with Yahoo for e-mail, gaming, groups or any other purpose, you will want to log into your account and un-enroll yourself from Yahoo's "special offers." This is especially imperative if you gave them your phone number or physical address. Otherwise, you can expect to be barraged by a battery of cold calls and inundated with direct mailings.
Yahoo had this to say: "Your privacy is very important to us here at Yahoo!.... Our commitment to privacy hasn't changed." Hmmmm, how terribly reassuring.