How To Reset Your Password If Your Yahoo Account Is Hacked

How To Reset Your Password If Your Yahoo Account Is Hacked

A friend of a friend’s Yahoo account was hacked and now all the guy’s personal and professional contacts are getting emails saying that he’s stuck in Africa and needs to be wired money immediately. Here’s some solutions we found that might help him reset his password.

Google, Yahoo! And Microsoft Reach Settlement Over Illegal Internet Gambling

Google, Yahoo! And Microsoft Reach Settlement Over Illegal Internet Gambling

The companies were accused of receiving money from online gambling businesses to advertise illegal betting from 1997 through 2007.

Do You Care About Privacy Or Just Unpleasant Surprises?

Do You Care About Privacy Or Just Unpleasant Surprises?

Seth Godin thinks that for all the talk about privacy, what people really object to is being “surprised.”

If your credit card company called you up and said, “we’ve been looking over your records and we see that you’ve been having an extramarital affair. We’d like to offer you a free coupon for VD testing…” you’d freak out, and for good reason.

Adobe And Yahoo! Placing Ads In PDF Documents

Adobe And Yahoo! Placing Ads In PDF Documents

Adobe and Yahoo! are testing a new program that lets publishers place advertisements in PDF documents, reports Reuters. “The Adobe service allows publishers to generate revenue by including text-based ads linked to the content of an Adobe PDF (portable document format) page in a separate side panel.”

4 Typical DS-MAX MLM Scam Job Ads Found On Monster, HotJobs, CareerBuilder And Jobster

4 Typical DS-MAX MLM Scam Job Ads Found On Monster, HotJobs, CareerBuilder And Jobster

Using the names of companies accused of being DS-Max (now known as Innovage) subsidiaries/affiliates on Ripoffreport and a list on DS-Max The Aftermath, I did a search of Monster, Hot Jobs, and other job sites to pick out real ads that are out there and should be avoided.

LEAKS: Yahoo Photos Closes September 20th

LEAKS: Yahoo Photos Closes September 20th

Yahoo Photos will close on September 20th, according to this internal Target newsletter. Users will have until that date to move their online scrapbooks to a partner site, like Flickr, Shutterfly, Kodak Gallery, Snapfish, Photobucket

AT&T DSL Downgrades Email, That You Pay For, To Include Ads

AT&T DSL Downgrades Email, That You Pay For, To Include Ads

AT&T DSL subscribers who use their ISP email will now have the pleasure of seeing ads in their email service. That they pay for. Did we say that already?

Gee Whiz, The New AOL Beta Looks Familiar

Gee Whiz, The New AOL Beta Looks Familiar

Where have we seen this website before? —MEGHANN MARCO

Watch Your Mouth On Yahoo! Answers Or They'll Delete Your Email And Website

Watch Your Mouth On Yahoo! Answers Or They'll Delete Your Email And Website

Reader Andrew has been a Yahoo! email paid subscriber for 8 years. He also has a Yahoo! Small Business account for his website and has a paid Flickr account. He also participates in Yahoo! Answers. Sadly, Andrew said something on Yahoo! Answers that Yahoo! feels violated their TOS. The result? They deleted Andrew’s entire account, including his email, Flickr, and website hosting. He was given no warning. Yahoo! says his account was “suspended.” Andrew writes:

Now, lets have a quick look at that word – suspended. If a student get suspended from school that usually means they are back within a few days or a week or so. Yahoo!’s definition of suspended means removed permanently. This included all emails I had saved over the last eight years, my pre-paid Yahoo! Small Business Account, my FLICKR account, IM account – the lot. To top it off, and here is the sweet bit, even though I OWN the domain name transformertattoo.com I cannot move it to another hosting service because the contact email address, yup, you guessed it, was my deleted Yahoo! email address. “

Andrew says this is happening to quite a few people who say something untoward on Yahoo! answers (according to Andrew they claim he said something about harming animals, which he denies, but who knows.) Even if Andrew did say something out-of-line, should that affect other services he’s paid for? Andrew claims Yahoo! will not reinstate his account or refund his money. Read his letter inside.

Contextual Ad Answers Article's Question About Cause Of Subprime Lending Crisis

Contextual Ad Answers Article's Question About Cause Of Subprime Lending Crisis

Eric writes:

Yahoo’s New Personal Finance Site

Yahoo’s New Personal Finance Site

Yahoo launched a new personal finance today site to help you manage your money.

Yahoo Blocks Road Runner Customer’s Emails, TWC Tells Him To Call Yahoo Himself

Yahoo is blocking emails sent by Time Warner Cable Road Runner customers who were formerly with Comcast. When consumers complain to Time Warner Cable, the company essentially tells them to call up Yahoo themselves.

The Devil Is In The Fine Print

Viacom workers have to agree that Viacom owns anything they ever make in the “universe,” in, “perpetuity.” Use of the Yahoo! Toolbar expressly prohibits use of the technology to operate nuclear facilities.

Taking Passwords to the Grave

Taking Passwords to the Grave

Reader JP, sends us this little tidbit about accessing online information after someone has passed away. From CNET: As more and more people move their lives, address books, calendars, financial information, online, they are taking a risk that some information formerly filed away in folders and desks might never be recovered. That is, unless they share their passwords, which poses security threats.

Target Targets Blogger

Target Targets Blogger

It seems our buddy Target Corp. doesn’t like it when bloggers post store policies on the Internets. Their rational response? Duh, lawsuit.

Dell Touts Fire As Feature in Latest Ads

Dell Touts Fire As Feature in Latest Ads

Truth in advertising, from the Yahoo! homepage.

AOL… Disconnecting… Goodbye!

AOL… Disconnecting… Goodbye!

AObloatage notwithstanding, it would be remiss to end this week/month of fun without linking to the August ’05 agreements AOL made with future NY governor Spitzer regarding revising the ISP’s niggardly retention tactics.