Apr 152018
 April 15, 2018  Posted by  Business, Featured News

Andrew Liptak reports:

This month, Oath updated its privacy policies, which grants the company the right to scan your AOL and Yahoo email for the purposes of tailoring ads for users

Verizon acquired Yahoo in 2016, and brought AOL and Yahoo together under an unfortunately named brand: Oath. At the time, we noted that the merger, coupled with the passage of a bill allowing ISPs to share browsing data was something that the companies had worked towards for years: the ability to extract revenue from consumers with their personal data. That prediction appears to be coming true:

Oath confirmed to CNet that it rolled out a unified privacy policy to its AOL and Yahoo brands. The updated policy (spotted by Jason Kint) states that the company “analyzes and stores all communications content, including email content from incoming and outgoing mail,” which will allow it to “deliver, personalize and develop relevant features, content, advertising and Services.”

Read more on The Verge.

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