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Ray Poynter

Hi Graham, as I understand it, if I choose to Google I agree to it looking at what I do. The difference is that if you choose to use Yahoo! Mail not only will it open your emails and use them, it will open my emails to you and use them, without seeking any permission from me.

I suspect that this may well turn out to be illegal in Europe as it is interfering with the mail, in the way that Phorm was judged to be illegal.

Graham_Webster

How is this different from the automated scanning that Google does to provide relevant ads, screen spam , etc?

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