Verizon-Owned Yahoo and AOL Read Customer Emails to Target Ads

Latest in our regrettably endless series on bad privacy behavior: the Wall Street Journal reports that Oath, the Verizon-owned online unit that includes Yahoo and AOL, is reading customers’ emails to help target advertising. Actually, Yahoo has been doing it for ten years and said so in the fine print of user agreements. They try to read only “commercial” emails to understand what you’re buying, how much you travel, whether you’re an active investor, and so on. Does that make you feel better?