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Yahoo! has combined OpenID instant log-ins with OAuth data swapping. In other words, after logging in to a third party web site with your Yahoo! account, you can now swap profile data, contacts, and other info between the two. On Friday afternoon, with a post to the Yahoo! Developer Network blog, the web giant announced its …

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Yahoo are idiots.

Yahoo used to be a simple to use reliable e-mail service. Now the site is cluttered with useless links and services -- it offered to notify my mobile of new mails, I applied and it assumed I was in the Ukraine.

I prefer to use the US portal for news, but Yahoo detects that I'm in the UK (this time) and impertinently over-rides my Home Page choice, sending me to the UK site full of nonsense about Z-list celebs in London.

Worse, the site is frequently marred by intrusive Flash ads -- meatballs raining on my e-mail text from some kids cartoon movie ad ? Keyboard freezes as the Flash hogs all resources. Only solution, crash out of my browser of choice and use Firefox with Flash blocking.

Hotmail is a refuge by comparison -- Microsoft didn't have to offer to buy Yahoo, the present management are simply destroying the business for them.

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Pirate

So does this mean ...

... that we can now use Yahoo's insecure backend APIs to get free password-guessing attempts against people's OpenIDs now? Kewl!

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Paris Hilton

This Will Make It Easier....

For the bottom-feeders!

Really, all these "conveniences" to push the users to "affiliates" are:

1)Not all that convenient for the end-user

2)Another cost for the affiliates with lame offerings nobody wants anyway

3)A useful aggregate for the parasites who prefer options.

4)Profit for Wahoo for doing nothing

Paris has a similar business model: Profit from vapor!

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Yahoo and Google sharing private data?

...And with federal interest? No. Just.....no.

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