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Yahoo’s “unusual activity” detector…

I rather like this. I guess it could feel like an invasion of privacy – but the truth is: all web companies have been tracking you like this since the late 1990’s. Until now … they used the data, but never shared it with the you, the user. This is so much better:

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Note how it’s “with valid password” – this isn’t a mere “someone tried to login and failed” – it’s someone succeeded, but Yahoo’s noticed this isn’t a usual login IP address / location for you…

(2013 is looking interesting: As Microsoft kills hotmail, and Google makes radically unpopular changes to their services … Yahoo seems to be the one doing good (after years of negligect, of course))

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