On August 13, 2014, Yahoo found itself back in court facing allegations dealing with privacy issues involving scanned e-mails, reports Joel Risenblatt of Bloomberg News.
Time and time again technology companies like Facebook, Yahoo and Google are being dragged into court on privacy issues and how these companies are converting user’s data for advertising purposes.
In fact, it was back in March if you remember, tech companies changed their user agreements claiming they wanted to make things more clear. The fine print at the bottom just isn’t one or two sentences long and more, it’s a whole page.
While privacy issues have been an ongoing battle users continue to use the World Wide Web for multiply reasons. This is because of supply and demand. Years ago, an idea was given birth too and people flocked to the internet as a faster way of communication.
People where no longer put on hold, or had to wait a week for a reply by way of the United States Postal Service. This idea gave birth to email, chat, private messages and webinars. Social media sites became a global living room and we started buying everything online.
There is definitely a growing frustration with spam people receive and how our information is used. People do not want their private information out there nor do they want it sold to the highest bidder for advertising purposes.
Here you can find out just how to deal with all that unwanted spam: 14 Steps on "How to Stop Spam"
Social media sites like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter do not charge us a fee. One simply signs up to use the unlimited resources at our fingertips. It may be possible tech giants understood charging for the services would mean account holder would demand more of a say in how sites are run.
With more and more account holders waking up to the dangers of the World Wide Web, it may have been an issue foreseen, which tech giants decided they would deal with, as it became known.
In yesterday case against Yahoo, "U.S. District, Judge Lucy H. Koh allowed email users to pursue the case against Yahoo under a provision in wiretapping law in which Yahoo, illegally disclosed to third parties the content of e-mails between Yahoo users and non-Yahoo users addresses", reported Joel Risenblatt of Bloomberg News.
You may have noticed recent activity with your online mail service where more and more spam mail shows names of people similar to those you know, yet those people do not have a Yahoo address. Moreover, you may suddenly be getting advertising e-mails from something you seen on sights like Facebook.
While you never clicked on the content, your mouse may have hovered over it in which case, you were just had. Today’s technology can be surprisingly scary and this is something we will be hearing about as account holders struggle to gain the upper hand in supple and demand.