Friday

Yahoo! What To Do Now?

I have already deleted my Yahoo! account - better late than never I suppose. The repeated security breaches (and the offering up of user data to government agencies) just made me feel that even "free" was not worth it. Monetarily free, yes, but most definitely there is a cost in terms of privacy and so on.

 
It might be more difficult to do that with a company like Google, if only because of the Android ecosystem being tried to a Google account (I have an Android smartphone). Similarly, I am not sure what an iPhone user might do if Apple suffered a huge breach like the Yahoo! one.

If you don't feel you are able to delete your Yahoo! account, and access to the various services it offers, there are still things you can do to mitigate your exposure, at least in theory. As I said at the top, I just cut them loose.

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