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Yahoo News Revamped With Customizable Stream

5:01 pm on Jun 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Today, Yahoo! News is unveiling a more personal, intuitive and modern design, and it may look familiar - this new design is one step towards creating a more consistent feel across Yahoo!. Yahoo News Revamped With Customizable Stream [yahoo.tumblr.com]
We made the news stream customizable so you can tell us what content you’d like to see more of. Yahoo! News will get smarter over time - the more you use it when signed in with your Yahoo! ID, the more it learns about your preferences, creating a personal news hub just for you. And the new News is super fast, articles now load faster than before.
You’ll also notice an improved design when you visit Yahoo! News on your iOS devices, and soon on your Android devices.

Over the next couple of days, our U.S. users will begin to experience the redesigned Yahoo! News.
5:10 pm on June 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I don't use personalization on Google News because I am creeped out by all the ways Google collects information about me. Google reads my email, knows how much money I make on adsense, sits in my lap to take notes with the toolbar about what sites I visit, and then Google pokes its nose into my android related data. Google is everywhere, even in the real world when I step away from my computer, in a manner that is vastly more comprehensive and efficient than anything George Orwell ever imagined.

I'm not creeped out by Yahoo, though. So at this point I'm ok with signing in to their news service. Looking forward to using it on Android, although Google might be there taking notes.
6:51 am on June 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Google knows a lot less about you than the NSA (and their equivalents in other countries).

There is also a lot you can do to limit how much Google knows - use another email provider, never sign in or sign in with a different ID (and use an alternative market for paid Android apps), stop using Google Toolbar (I just looked at the features and see very little functionality that does not have a non-Google substitute), use a different browser to sign into Adsense.

Also, if you used Yahoo Mail etc, the positions would be reversed.
3:36 pm on June 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

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why should i trust any u.s. provider more than the other and then yahoo of all things? doesn't make sense to me. they are all infiltrated by snooping authorities.

do it like the intelligence agencies: keep your data secret.