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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 2018-04-17, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation Change to Rogers/Yahoo Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Rogers uses Yahoo mail for their email services.

This evening I received an email with a link asking me to accept the new terms of service and privacy policy. One section in particular has me very concerned.




Dear Member,

In June 2017, Yahoo and AOL joined forces to create Oath, a media and technology company with a dynamic house of global brands, and a part of Verizon. It’s an exciting venture that we believe will bring a host of new innovations and digital experiences for our users. With Verizon, Oath can provide you with better experiences and services.



We’ve updated how we collect and use data. We’ve updated some of the ways we collect and analyze user data in order to deliver services, content, and relevant advertising to you and protect against abuse. This includes:

Analyzing content and information (including emails, instant messages, posts, photos, attachments, and other communications) when you use our services. This allows us to deliver, personalize and develop relevant features, content, advertising and services
Linking your activity on third-party sites and apps with information we have about you
Providing anonymized and aggregated reports to other parties regarding user trends
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 2018-04-18, 11:45 AM
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I have to laugh when I see Yahoo and privacy in the same sentence.
Yahoo hack: 1bn accounts compromised by biggest data breach in history

Don't kid yourself. Yahoo's privacy policies are designed to benefit Yahoo and it's advertising partners, not it's users.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 2018-04-22, 11:36 AM
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Rogers e-mail service terms allow access to users’ contacts

This is something that affects Rogers customers and Yahoo users. As I understand it, this violates Canadian law.

A new set of terms and conditions recently sent to Rogers e-mail users includes a Canada-specific provision that would allow the service provider to mine their friends’ and contacts’ personal information.

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Just as an FYI, there is an extensive thread on this topic over on the Rogers Forum:

Change to Email Terms of Sevice - Rogers Community

As an additional FYI, if you go into the Rogers/Yahoo mail settings, you can "opt out" of directed ads. (you have to agree to the terms first).

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A new set of terms and conditions recently sent to Rogers e-mail users includes a Canada-specific provision that would allow the service provider to mine their friends’ and contacts’ personal information.
Sounds suspiciously similar to the fiasco that Facebook is currently dealing with. I don't think this is legal in Europe or Canada and it might not be legal for much longer in the US.
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Compaints about this can be filed to the CRTC and The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 2018-04-24, 04:00 PM
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I got the same email and I am not with Rogers, just with Yahoo.

I don't use Yahoo email or messenger for anything.
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Given yahoo's track record, it amuses me that anyone willingly continues to use their email service.

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I had it for a long time. Well before gmail was even out.
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I subscribed to Yahoo mail in 2000 or thereabouts. Used it rarely after Gmail became available. Cancelled it a few years ago when the 2013 Yahoo hack became well known.
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I wound up on Yahoo when Rogers moved the email there. I have recently set up my own domain and email account.

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