Facebook bashing is all the rage right now – and for good reason. But maybe Yahoo deserves a closer look, especially because of its association with the Oath group and its policy to “plunder your email for ads” per this article by Chris Merriman.
Merriman also points out the MASSIVE security breach Yahoo failed to notice or report for several years.
Perhaps it’s even more important that Yahoo has secretly cooperated with the US government to access communications of people in the US and from around the world.
On top of that, now Yahoo is owned by ISP bad boy Verizon, a company that fought to roll back net neutrality and has worked against the best interests of consumers in the past. Here’s one example:
In 2012, the FCC caught Verizon Wireless blocking people from using tethering applications on their phones.
Besides considering another email provider, why go to Yahoo directly for search results? In fact, why not use private search all the time?
If you want Yahoo search results in privacy, go to DuckDuckGo instead. They partner with Yahoo and deliver Yahoo search results, but they promise not to track.
For Google search results in privacy use Startpage.com.
Other ways to de-Yahoo?