Yahoo! criticised over e-mail ‘snooping’ for advertising

A leading consumer group has accused Yahoo! of scanning through personal e-mails for information to use to sell advertising.The world’s largest e-mail provider says signing up to its new service means scanning technology will be used to block spam, and eventually to offer adverts relevant to the user.But Sarah Kidner fom watchdog Which? Computing says “This is a blatant intrusion of privacy”.

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