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Submission + - Yahoo inserting ads, Javascript tracker, in email bodies

t-lab writes: Clients of British Telecom and Rogers Internet are reporting that Yahoo, which provides email services for the two companies, has started inserting ads in the body of HTML email messages. Users are incensed because this is happening to people with paid email service, not free ad-supported email accounts. As well, the inserted ad includes a Javascript tracker which reports back to Yahoo when the email is loaded. How many ethical violations can you discover in this situation? Where's Anonymous when you need them?

http://community.bt.com/t5/Other-BB-Queries/BTYahoo-e-mail-TODAY-Beta-Powered-by-Yahoo/td-p/446511/page/4

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Getting_connected/highlight/false/page/1/thread-id/5897
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