While Yahoo! made some effort to avoid the worst aspects of the Facebook and Google Buzz privacy controversies, ultimately the plan conflicts with two principles of the EFF Bill of Privacy Rights for social network users. The program will begin a roll out next week, and Yahoo! users need to opt out if they do not wish to participate.
What Are Your Yahoo! Updates?
Yahoo! Updates are similar to Facebook’s news feed and Twitter’s tweets. For people who receive your Updates (more on that below), they will be seen on the basic Yahoo! Mail screen, in a category called