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AOL now analyzing e-mail and attachments for marketing
Posted by: Mr645
Date: May 25, 2018 06:13AM
Reading their new "Terms of Service"

How we collect and use data.

We’ve updated some of the ways we collect and analyze user data in order to deliver services, content, relevant advertising and abuse protection.
This includes: analyzing content and information when you use our services (including emails, instant messages, posts, photos, attachments, and other communications), linking your activity on other sites and apps with information we have about you, and providing anonymized and/or aggregated reports to other parties regarding user trends.

hmmm, seems rather far reaching to scan through attachments and e-mail and share that with marketing partners.
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Re: AOL now analyzing e-mail and attachments for marketing
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 25, 2018 10:35AM
You get what you pay for...
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Re: AOL now analyzing e-mail and attachments for marketing
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 25, 2018 10:47AM
FWIW, odds are they are part of the whole European Privacy initiative that has instituted a whole buncha emails from companies that suddenly HAVE to publish their scummy ways or face huge fines in the EU. Betcha they've been doing that all along....
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Re: AOL now analyzing e-mail and attachments for marketing
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 25, 2018 01:39PM
Isn't that what Google has been doing since forever?
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Re: AOL now analyzing e-mail and attachments for marketing
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 25, 2018 01:49PM
This may explain why I've been getting more spam than ever from AOL.

I though I read recently that Google was supposed to have stopped that practice.






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