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They've had your data for years (and were previously not only irresponsible but likely shared it with countless other partners), what has changed now?
Just because Yahoo is forthecoming about that they're sharing data, rather than selling it and not telling, thats grounds to close your account? I'm not saying you shouldn't, just odd to always see this comment.
This seems like it cuts both ways.
To be sure, Yahoo's data handling was reprehensible before the acquisition also. But if this reminds some people to pay attention to that, it's all to the good - I don't actually expect things to get better. Deleting or restricting your Yahoo presence was probably the right decision 1 or 3 or 5 years ago, but that doesn't mean it's wrong now.
More broadly, there's normally an argument for distrusting ISPs and mobile carriers even more than internet companies; they can correlate with physical presence, have a history of shockingly immoral behavior, and have repeatedly colluded with state surveillance far beyond what they were compelled to do.
I'm not sure how relevant any of that is in Yahoo's case, though, since they've basically alternated between handing user data to the government and handing it to literally everyone in the world. You're certainly right that anyone who only lost faith in their data security now has been in trouble for a long, long time.
To be honest, it's already in the wild when they where hacked and everything was stolen. 3 billion accounts. 
For example, if you have any Yahoo Groups you own, you should either delete them or transfer ownership first, as Yahoo has basically left that area on life support only and won't even promote a member to a moderator, let alone owner after a poll anymore -- so there are groups basically accumulating spam, with public posts that need to be deleted, or just unable to get new members.
You don't email medical records or information in the first place, you "secure message" them through an encrypted channel. An example of such a service is RelayHealth.
The degree to which the Yahoo acquisition was purely negative for Flickr users still astounds me.
Hate to break it to you, but everyone has already shared Yahoo's user information
Now I know why all my spam calls the last few days have been from people with full caller ID signatures that make it look like they are in my contacts already. These are the people in charge of protecting your private information at Yahoo.
I live in Virginia, but was in Louisiana and I got a call about a hostage situation with a shooter that was happening somewhat near my home address.
1. Create a subsidiary (Company C)
2. Share info 'internally' with company C
3. Sell Company C to Company B
Just word it "not share with unrelated third parties" and it reads like "no sharing" but of course any party you're selling too is related by contract.
No-one reads the terms really, well I'd guess <<1%?
Probably what's needed is a general framework from law about not sharing without explicit consent banning the company; and that personal data expires in a company transfer/sale without consent (but perhaps a lower bar there).
It is pretty baffling to see how often programmers talk about law like it's an algorithm. Even the DAO didn't work out that way, and that was explicitly intended to turn contracts and law into algorithms. If that didn't resist social pressure to redress harms, why would we expect actual humans to do so?
(And frankly, thank god the law doesn't work like that. I don't want to live in a world where legal loopholes open up as often as software vulnerabilities.)
The FTC is fairly broadly empowered to stop deceptive practices, and most of the standards there are about what reasonable users would expect.
So you may be able to work around a contract implicit or explicit, but in practice it's unlikely you would get away with it.
Plus if you said this to a judge they'd laugh at you.
They are not (and should not be) judging automatons.
The reality is that if you're considering selling the golden goose of all your user data then you might as well just sell the business outright and be in 100% compliance without the expense of the proposed convolutions or risk of FTC ire.
With not a damn thing your users can do short of trying to delete their accounts.
Depending on how they are worded, either the share, and/oor the sale, and/or neither will break the policy
5. Laugh all the way to the bank.
Congratulations on finally becoming a swearword instead of an excited yell
6. any profane expression; curse; swearword: "He slammed the door with a muttered oath."
2. a statement or promise strengthened by such an appeal.
Oath promises to connect over a billion people to a stable of brands that they love. The is Oath's promise, feel the .
“This is our promise to you. To connect your brand to over a billion crazy in love [in love with brands] people.“ https://www.oath.com/ [Can you kick it? Play video]
It's in the barftastic marketing-speak copy in the video.
Might want to finally ditch your yahoo email address. ;)
For my own uses, been thinking of self-hosting something like Zenphoto on a subdomain.
Honestly it’s CC search that I value most about Flickr though. I don’t really do the social aspects and I could always find an alternnative personal hosting option.
Don't they already have some sort of Oauth support for their APIs?
Trying to invoke honor and valor. Ha!
Are you from AU by chance? Urban Dictionary seems to indicate 'oath' is slang over there