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Yahoo Terms & Conditions Change FAQs

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Why did I receive a pop-up or an email notification from Oath about the Oath Terms of Service?

AT&T and Yahoo (at the time) work together to provide email related services. Oath is updating its terms of service because in 2017, Yahoo was acquired by Verizon, which combined the Yahoo business with AOL and formed a new company, known as Oath. 

 

What do I need to do?

Review the updated Oath terms of service and decide whether you choose to accept. If you choose to accept their updated terms of service, your AT&T email will continue to work as it does now.  If you chose not to accept the terms of service, your AT&T email will continue to work as it does now, but in the future your service could be impacted.  We do not know when or how it may be impacted, but you can visit Oath’s FAQ page to learn more.  The full URL for the Oath FAQs is https://policies.oath.com/us/en/oath/privacy/guce/faq/index.html

 

Will my email address change?

No, your email address will not change.  You will still be able to utilize your email address as usual.

 

Will my email account maintain the same functionality?

Yes, you can still send and receive emails, as well as access all other mail-related features. You can keep using your existing email address to send and receive emails just as you do today.

 

Do I need to cancel or modify my AT&T email service? 

No, there is no need to cancel any AT&T email service. It remains active and functional.

 

Will this Terms of Service announcement from Oath affect my ability to sign in to att.net?

No, you’ll continue to be able to use your email address to sign in to att.net.

 

Is there an option for me to not accept the Oath Terms of Service?

Yes.  When you receive the pop-up entitled “New Privacy and Terms,” you have the option to not accept by clicking on “I’ll do this later.”  And when you receive the email notification from Oath, you have the option of not clicking the button called “Review and agree now,” closing the email and disregarding the message.

 

What happens if I choose not to accept the Oath Terms of Service?

If you chose not to accept the terms of service, your AT&T email will continue to work as it does now, but in the future your service could be impacted.

 

Is there a way for me to opt out of having Oath use my email data for targeted advertising?

Yes.  If users want to opt out of having their email data used by Oath for targeted advertising, they may do so.  Users can do this by hovering over the ‘gear’ symbol in the upper right corner of the mail user interface on a PC or Mac, clicking on ‘About our Ads’ and then clicking on ‘Manage interest-based advertising categories, or opt-out of all categories, from Oath’.  This will take the user to the Yahoo Ad Interest Manager page, where the user can select the Opt Out button.  The full URL for the Ad Interest Manager webpage is https://aim.yahoo.com/aim/us/en/optout/.

 

What if I have questions about the provisions of the Oath Terms of Service?

For more information please visit Oath’s FAQs.  The full URL for the Oath FAQs is https://policies.oath.com/us/en/oath/privacy/guce/faq/index.html

 

If I accept the Oath Terms of Service, must I do so on each device that I use?

No, if you choose to accept the Oath terms of service, you can do this via your desktop, mobile and/or tablet device; It only needs to be accepted once.

 

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Teacher

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33 Messages

3 years ago

That doesn't make it ok. I pay for an ISP with Email.They sold my email, including the ones I have stored, and now they are responsible for nothing. This is crocked, and just because it is becoming common place doesn't mean we should just throw our hands up and say oh well.

Arvidd

Teacher

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24 Messages

3 years ago

Let me mention again the "TOS" (yet another acronym for acrimony) of any
physician's or medical clinic's "patient portal," which is more
consequential than that of a mere email program precisely because it
deals by its nature with some of the most sensitive issues a person can
have. Read one and learn how the third-party portal operator requires
all users to hold it harmless in virtually any situation, no matter how
egregious its behavior.
sherrb1158

Scholar

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79 Messages

3 years ago

There is no "liking where ANYTHING  is going".

Out in the County ... before the breath'in air is gone, before the Sun,
is just a bright spot in the night sky" ....
sherrb1158

Scholar

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79 Messages

3 years ago

I have enough planning and responsibility to never have to deal with
these issues if I choose to drop out ... and I can, and I am able.

The ARROGANCE is beyond humor ... it is stupididy.

You could look up C. J. Box.

I will take in those that I am able ... talk with me about that so I
don't over-commit.  I love each one of these kids with tails, stumpy or
not.  ; =}}}

Tutor

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11 Messages

3 years ago

THANK YOU sherib1158

Tutor

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11 Messages

3 years ago

Well Arvidd, I also got "slapped down" and my message about "finding some firm for Class Action" was blocked because "Your post was removed as it did not comply with the guidelines "- Keep it Relevant and Appropriate -". I thought this was an open forum but I guess it is not, wonder how many others have been blocked because they expressed their feelings about this "Oath" mess.

drgerry

Teacher

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27 Messages

3 years ago

I'm confused . . . 

att.net uses Yahoo > Yahoo is now part of Oath > Oath is a Verizon product > so Verizon controls att.net now?

_xyzzy_

Expert

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15K Messages

3 years ago

Google search is your friend.  For example read this.

Arvidd

Teacher

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24 Messages

3 years ago

That article is informative indeed, especially sketching another example
of ominous concentration of power.

Tutor

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11 Messages

3 years ago

xyzzy, Thanks for the info, looks like Big Brother has arrived, selling all my Samsung stock and sticking with my Windows 10 phone

_xyzzy_

Expert

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15K Messages

3 years ago

Well if you like that article, someplace back in this thread someone posted something with words to the effect "why should I care, I've got nothing to hide".  I sat on my hands not wanting to start a flame war or be thrown off these forums - I have a temper.  Some of you replied anyhow.  I was going to post a wiki link on that argument which I though was relevant.  I suppose now is a good place as any for that link in the context of linking to related articles (particularly if that poster is still reading this).

 

Nothing to hide argument

 

And there's lots of other google hits on this subject as well.

Arvidd

Teacher

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24 Messages

3 years ago

"Nothing to hide" argument Wikipedia article---fascinating and most
troubling. But the flaws in "nothing to hide" go beyond what opponents
were quoted as saying. Consider political TV ads. Candid frames of video
shot in public are used to great effect by the opposition, because
nearly any video of more than a few seconds' length has frames here or
there that no one would notice in context, being transitional between,
say, a smile and an utterance, but when viewed in isolation can make it
look as if the subject is a cruel maniac or a sneering sadist.

What does that have to do with someone who has nothing to hide? Images
can be manipulated to produce nearly any result, that's what. Are we
supposed to imagine that the faceless administrative staff reviewing,
processing, and otherwise handling all of these video recordings are
angelically pure souls with none of the flaws everyone else has? They
have immense potential and actual power to cause grief and damage to
whomever they want---and everyone else is supposed to impute to them the
virtues of sainthood?

Ultimately, "nothing to hide" would wind up being the judgement of the
authorities, not the subject of the surveillance.

Tutor

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10 Messages

3 years ago

If AT&T is following this blog, then let's get their viewpoint.  What is AT&T doing to preserve their email provider statis?  Is AT&T openly supporting their competitor's ripping away their customer's right to privacy in doing business under the guise of AT&T? (@att.net)

Teacher

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33 Messages

3 years ago

What can they say? The proof is overwhelming. Our email accounts weren't ripped away, they were sold. I'm sure there are moderators and techs that aren't happy about this either, but ATT Corporate, just doesn't care. They assume that it will not impact their profit margin. They suspect that not enough of us well be able to find another ISP with a secure email, (or not enough of us will care enough to try). I hope that they are wrong, and that we will drop this monstrous corporation who has gone the way of streamlining to make maximum profit, nothing else matters. I've already transfered my emails out of my account, that I need to save, and am in the process of changing all of the many places that send emails to me, (Gas, Electric,ect).

KG69

Teacher

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27 Messages

3 years ago

So when you say"transferring my e-mails" can you like save them to a word file..even with attachments? or are you talking to your NEW e-Mail?? help, reallly, "bad'' about understanding what I can do to save them, I have used them like "files". KG69

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