all turned on by DEFAULT !!!!
it was all set by default t share everything with anyone
this is as bad as google buzz
the options to disable it are hidden
you need to go into you yahoo mail account, then the blue "OPTIONS" and select the "mail options" link to get to the first page
you immediately see the share my updates option box is already selected
TAKE THE TICK OUT OF THISS IMMEDIATELY and save the setting
then at the bottom of the page IN VERY SMALL PRINT you have two important options
"Disclosure settings" and "show all YAHOO! sources"
click on the show all sources and notice immediately that ALL THE SOURCES ARE SET TO SHARE YOUR UPDATES WITH ANYONE!!!!
you have to go in one by one and select either "no one" or My Connections" from the drop down on the right of each source to have any semblence of privacy
once you have done that , you then have to go throught the whole process again for any sub account
this is just yet another attempt for a portal to grab as much iformation as possible from joe public with little or no benefit for those who's private information is being shared without prior consent
you could possible forgive yahoo for the blunder (assuming it wasn't a premeditated information grab) if GOOGLE had not gone through the same with BUZZ and facebook had not had to changed its updated privacy / sharing policy several times in the last few months
when are people going to realise these tools are not free , you have to give up so much privacy and give away so much information when you sign up
just look at any sign up page and ask yourself why do they need that information and who could they sell it to, before you click accept the terms and conditions and create the account