Verizon's Oath Will Still Scan Your E-mail For Advertising Purposes Because Hey, It's Veri...

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from the Verizon-gonna-Verizon dept

While all major webmail companies have veered away from the idea of
automatically scanning private e-mails in a bid to monetize the
content for behavioral advertising due to public backlash, that's
simply not how Verizon rolls. According to a deep dive over at the
Wall Street Journal (watch out for the paywall, here's a Verizon-owned
Techcrunch alternative), Verizon and its Oath subsidiary now offer the
country's only major webmail service that still thinks this practice
is a good idea:

"Yahoo's owner, the Oath unit of Verizon Communications, has been
pitching a service to advertisers that analyzes more than 200 million
Yahoo Mail inboxes and the rich user data they contain, searching for
clues about what products those users might buy, said people who have
attended Oath's presentations as well as current and former employees
of the company."

Bill Horne
(Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)

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