Yahoo has just announced that come mid-July, all Yahoo accounts that haven’t been logged into within the past 12 months will be shut down.
That means any data contained within those accounts will be deleted, and the account IDs (i.e. usernames) will be made available to other users.
Of course if you have an account that you haven’t logged into in over a year, chances are you won’t really be too upset about losing it.
But what if the account ID contains your real name or some other bit of personal or financial info that you’d rather not see fall under someone else’s control? [Read more…]