Yahoo's disastrous "Security" improvement

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  1. Posts : 136
    Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)
       #11

    Please can someone create a yahoo account for me ?


    Hi

    Please can someone create a yahoo account for me ?

    I do not have a mobile phone number that I am prepared to share with the Orwellian privacy violating mosters at yahoo. And without this I am unable to get a yahoo ID.

    Please just use any random username and fill in any data they demand, randomly.

    Many thanks

    J
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  2. bej
    Posts : 326
    Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
       #12

    I've been going through the same ring-a-round-the-rosie with my Yahoo e-mail for AT LEAST the past three months. They played this game one time before, and this time, I refuse to change my password. Takes a few more seconds to click through the requests for information but, that's life.
    I think they are trying to get "free" e-mail users to drop their accounts or switch to paid ones. JMHO
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  3. Posts : 136
    Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)
       #13

    I'm not giving Yahoo my phone number, no, not if you put a gun to my head.

    These high-handed privacy invading corporations disgust me. But actually it's worse than that - it's actually quite sinister. George Orwell would be appalled.

    So what is the answer?
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  4. Posts : 50,642
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Yahoo works well enough for me that I'm willing to continue after 10+ years even after the one disaster. I have nothing to hide, see no evidence they are doing any more spying than any other website's cookies can do. But you can mitigate that to the extent possible using Consumer Opt-out | NAI: Network Advertising Initiative.
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  5. Posts : 136
    Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)
       #15

    gregrocker said:
    I have nothing to hide, see no evidence they are doing any more spying than any other website's cookies can do. But you can mitigate that to the extent possible using Consumer Opt-out | NAI: Network Advertising Initiative.
    So the fact that I demand a private life makes me ... a criminal? WTF? Where are you going with this Gregrocker?

    Sorry but some of us wish to live in a FREE democracy. Many millions of lives have been lost to win our freedoms, and I am not prepared to sleep walk into handing our freedoms back on a plate. So, no, I absolutely refuse to live in a surveillance state, nor the possible threat of a surveillance state in years to come. Frankly your stance is either naive or part of the problem.
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  6. Posts : 50,642
    Thread Starter
       #16

    I just gave you a link for opting out of almost all web target advertsing, an initiative that was agreed to by advertisers to avoid having governments crack down with more laws but has been mostly buried by them.

    Since I'm the only one I've seen on a major website disseminating this initiative's tool to avoid spying, who is doing more right now to curb spying?

    Where did I say anything that indicates I agree with spying or other infringements on our freedom? My tutorials go in depth on how to avoid spying, intrusion, assure privacy to the point I have been criticized for being paranoid.

    I would rather err cautiously on the side of privacy, not flail around attacking others who are doing real work disseminating widely the real palliatives the industry was forced to agree to, and may be the only source on the web doing so.
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  7. Posts : 136
    Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)
       #17

    I am resolved on being spied on pretty severely by Google (and therefore by the security services).

    However there are limits! I just want to use Yahoo's services without giving out my mobile phone number.

    No, I don't want to tell them my bank balance, the names of my children, where I went to school, who my friends are/aren't, where I live, what I do for a living, what my father does for a living, what colour my skin is at the moment, nor what gender or size my genitals. I simply value my privacy. Why is this so hard?

    Do we really live in such a Surveillance State that already this is impossible??
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  8. Posts : 136
    Windows 7 x64 Professional (SP1)
       #18

    Bump?
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  9. Posts : 10,994
    Win 7 Pro 64-bit
       #19

    Since Yahoo wants a mobile number, and since you're willing to have someone else create an account for you with "random" information, why not give Yahoo what they want ... a random mobile phone number. As long as you remember your log in user name and password, they won't have any need to use that random number to contact you, will they?
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  10. Posts : 9,612
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #20

    Yahoo allows you to defer putting in a mobile number when entering the periodic password update. Does it allow that when creating an account?
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