Surprise surprise: Yahoo and AOL just gave themselves the right to read your emails

….and yes… Deja Vue. They already gave themselves the right previously. Just making sure you know ..


Oath, the media division of Verizon that runs both AOL and Yahoo, is unifying the privacy policy of its two giant legacy Internet brands. 

That means an updated set of privacy terms and policies for hundreds of millions of users. 
Now that online privacy has become a major issue post Zuckerberg grilling on Capitol Hill, it is all the more meaningful to realize what you’re seeing…

When logged in to a Yahoo Mail account Friday users report that Oath notes that it has the right to read your emails, instant messages, posts, photos and even look at your message attachments. And it might share that data with parent company Verizon, too.

Emails related to your banking and financial transactions appear to be equally in the crosshairs of Oath’s ad targeting engine.

There appears to be another big change for Yahoo users, too: Oath’s previous mutual arbitration clause and class-action waiver has been updated and extended across the company’s services to include Yahoo as well